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Never mind the fact that Ossetians and Abkhasians are distinct nations that do not want to be part of Georgia; just ignore the fact that they seek independence and their own states, as demonstrated in several referendums, that self-determination has been their wish for decades if not centuries.
This, of course, irritated Moscow and so since 1991 Russia has been slowly but surely cultivating the separatist emotions of the Abkhasians, South Ossetions (but not the North Ossetians) thus to create problems for Georgia.
Nor would they support the Abkhasians and the South Ossetians, of course.
Ossetians like Abkhasians have a right to choose to be independnet like Georgia does.
Suanetians, Ossets, Abkhasians, Mingrelians, not to enumerate dozens of other tribes and races, each speaking its own tongue.
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