Russia to sign deals with Georgia separatist regions

August 31, 2008 18:31

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday Russia will follow the recognition of Georgia's breakaway provinces with agreements on economic and military aid. Medvedev said Russia was preparing to sign deals with Abkhazia and South Ossetia that would spell out Moscow's obligations on providing assistance to the two regions. He said in Sunday's televised remarks that the agreements would lay the basis for "allied" relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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