The Macedonian Tendency: Putin Right, Hobrooke Wrong!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Putin Right, Hobrooke Wrong!

When Vladimir Putin is cheering for the rule of law in international affairs and the US/EU is saying we will do what is in our national interest, you know that something is a-foot, the game is on, hold on to your wallets. A line by line analysis of this report could reveal a "Guinness Book of Records" for the most hypocrisy in a single article. Ouch.

Russia: Is Putin Looking To Impose Solutions To Frozen Conflicts? -

Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his 31 January Kremlin press conference that there is a need for 'universal principles' to settle 'frozen' conflicts. His comments come against the background of impending talks on the future status of Kosovo, which many predict will grant it a form of 'conditional independence' from Serbia and Montenegro. As an ally of Serbia, Moscow has consistently opposed the idea of Kosovar independence. Putin's remarks suggest he may be shifting his position, but only if the principles applied to Kosovo are also applied to frozen conflicts in the former Soviet Union. If Kosovo can be granted full independence, he asked, why should we deny the same to Abkhazia and South Ossetia?"

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