June 6, 2012 (LPAC)—Lashing out at the Obama administration's policy to undermine Russian security, on June 6 Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said:
"Highly placed American representatives are once again making loud statements in support of [Georgian President] Mikheil Saakashvili, repeating word for word a lying thesis of his propaganda on the Russian occupation of Georgia."
Lukashevich was responding to the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who met with Georgian leaders in Black Sea port of Batumi on June 4, to discuss defense, democracy, and investment. On that occasion she said the United States remains steadfast in its support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. "We reject Russia's occupation and militarization of Georgian territory, and we call on Russia to fulfill its obligations under the 2008 cease-fire agreement, including withdrawal of its forces to pre-conflict positions and allowing free access for humanitarian assistance."
Earlier in Washington, on May 10 , Philip Gordon, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, said Washington had been "very active in preventing any further" international recognition of Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. He told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on that day that, apart from Russia, only few other countries have recognized these two regions. "In that sense we believe we have denied Russia any legitimization that they have tried to have over South Ossetia and Abkhazia," Gordon said.
Arousing the revanchists in Tbilisi this way, "Washington is not wholly recognizing its responsibilities," Lukashevich said on the Foreign Ministry website.
For background, see Lyndon LaRouche's strategic statement of August 12, 2008 titled "Putin Was Right: Acted to Prevent WWIII": http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2008/3533putin_right.html