State Duma speaker Gennady Seleznyov suggests that Russia and Georgia present an ultimatum to the Chechen and Georgian militants based in the Kodori Gorge in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict. "Militants must be destroyed unless they agree to surrender and lay down weapons," the speaker of the parliament's lower house told journalists on Friday. Georgia won't be able to settle the conflict without Russia lending a hand, stressed the speaker. Touching upon the situation in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, he expressed a conviction that "dealing with Abkhazia by military force is no good. Negotiations are the only possible way." According to Seleznyov, parliamentarians from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia will gather in St. Petersburg on November 23 for a meeting of the so-called Caucasian Parliamentary Four.
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities