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Cablegate: Russia's Possible Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

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DE RUEHAH #1117 2391122
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 261122Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY ASHGABAT
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1420

UNCLAS ASHGABAT 001117

SIPDIS

STATE FOR SCA/CEN, EUR/RUS (SZPILA), EUR/CARC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL RS GG TX
SUBJECT: RUSSIA'S POSSIBLE RECOGNITION OF ABKHAZIA AND SOUTH OSSETIA
DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKMENISTAN

REF: STATE 90978

Per reftel, on August 26, 2008, Embassy delivered to Turkmenistan's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs talking points urging Turkmenistan to
press Russia not to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Any
substantive response will be reported septel.

CURRAN

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