The Russian head of Dmitry Medvedev said that Moscow is interested in the recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Russia would like to see other countries also recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but it is not an end in itself, the President of Russia Medvedev.
"We are interested in the fact that they recognize. But it is not an end in itself. Such a task was not on and it is not necessary," — said Medvedev In a conversation with reporters.
Speaking about the position of Minsk on the issue, the Russian head of state said that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko previously stated its intention to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia. According to Medvedev, Is the promise of the Belarusian leader has given in the presence of the leaders of the CIS countries.
"He said:" I solemnly promise that I will do everything in the shortest time "- quoted Medvedev Interfax.