The U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton , touring the Caucasus countries today called for Russia to withdraw its troops from the Georgian breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
"We are against the occupation and militarization on the part of Georgian territory by Russia and call on Russia to fulfill its commitments to the ceasefire of 2008 providing for the withdrawal of the troops, "Clinton said in the Georgian town of Batumu, as local agencies.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia
The U.S. diplomat today opened the meeting of the Commission for strategic cooperation between the United States and Georgia, Washington's main ally in the Caucasus region.
The Georgian breakaway regions South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which have the presence of Russian troops, were excised de facto Georgia early in the last decade of the 90s and after the Russo-Georgian August 2008 were recognized by Moscow as two independent states.
Since then, the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two regions bordering on Russia, have also been recognized by Venezuela, Nicaragua and the island of Nauru and Tuvalu. Both regions have recently held presidential elections covered by Moscow.
COMING CONFLICT OF WAR OF 2008
Russia and Georgia broke off diplomatic relations after the war between the two countries in August 2008 for control of South Ossetia.
Since then, Moscow has reiterated on numerous occasions that it withdraw its troops from the regions secessionists, most of whose residents have Russian citizenship which was granted during the years before the armed conflict.