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Secret documents: America recognises the independence of Abkhazia

Summary of Disinformation

Alleged secret documents show that “within the internationally UN recognised borders of Georgia, the USA recognises the sovereignty of three legal entities: Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia”.

Disproof

There is no evidence that USA has recognized the independence of Abkhazia, quite the opposite - last year president Donald Trump signed an act that eliminates funding for countries that recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia that are occupied by Russia. In May, US Department of State issued a statement saying "We fully support Georgia’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders".

The recognition of territories Russia has occupied - Crimea, Abkhazia and South Ossetia - is a recurring theme in pro-Kremlin media which has also been ascribed to the EU.

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Reported in: Issue 126
Date: 12.11.2018
Language: Georgian
Country: US
Keywords: Abkhazia, South Ossetia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Georgian WikiLeaks
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