What is happening at the moment will define the final appearance the characters in the drama "The Time of the End” will have. The global landscape, which is reconfigured since 2001, finally puts on stage the relevant entities.
Here is an article published by Bloomberg today…
By Lyubov Pronina and Sebastian Alison
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao today, seeking support from Russia's biggest Asian ally for its recognition of two breakaway Georgian regions, a move widely condemned in the West.
Medvedev ``informed'' Hu about his decision to recognize the statehood of Abkhazia and South Ossetia during a meeting of the six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, the president's spokeswoman Natalia Timakova told reporters without elaborating.
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While Russia wants diplomatic recognition from members of the group, Volk said such a decision for countries like China and India, which have separatist regions of their own, would amount to ``chopping the branch they sit on.''
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov countered that eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is to blame. ``The completely unfounded and unjustified expansion of NATO is leading to this kind of division'' of
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who brokered a cease-fire that ended five days of fighting between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia earlier this month, said Medvedev's decision, ``which aims at a unilateral change of Georgia's borders, is simply unacceptable.''
Medvedev called his decision an ``obvious'' move to protect his country's borders.
``At the same time, we'll insist on the provision of secure international control in the regions of
The missile cruiser ``Moskva'' and two other warships from Russia's Black Sea fleet docked today at the Abkhaz capital Sukhumi on the Russian navy's first ``official visit'' following Medvedev's decision to recognize the region's independence, Interfax reported, citing Garri Kupalba, Abkhazia's deputy defense minister.
Abkhazia, slightly larger than the