U.S. Candidates Statements on Russian Recognition of Georgian Regions

Barack Obama’s statement can be read here: “The United States should call for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to condemn Russia’s decision in coordination with our European allies. The U.S. should lead within the UN and other international forums to cast a clear and unrelenting light on the decision, and to further isolate Russia internationally because of its actions.” John McCain’s statement can be read here: “Today’s decision, the culmination of a long effort aimed at splitting these two regions away from Georgia, represents a major step forward in that process. Moscow’s action deserves condemnation from the entire international community, and Russia must understand that its violations of international law carry consequences.” McCain’s wife Cindy is also visiting refugees and survivors from the war in Georgia, right on the heels of Obama’s VP Sen. Joe Biden.