The US will work with allies to ensure that Abkhazia and South Ossetia remain part of Georgia, US President George W Bush said on Wednesday.
Bush demanded that Russia adhere to the Aug. 11 ceasefire, remove its troops from Georgian territory and end the siege against Georgia’s elected government.
NATO on Tuesday suspended contacts with Russia in response to the attack in the former Soviet state seeking NATO admission.
Meanwhile, the parliament of Georgia’s separatist region of Abkhazia is calling on Russia to recognize its independence.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said last week that neither region is likely to ever agree to be part of Georgia. His statement was seen as tacit endorsement of both republics’ independence or absorption into Russia.
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