Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with the Russian federal TV channels identified five principles on which to build Russia's foreign policy.
According to Medvedev, Russia recognizes the primacy of the fundamental rules of international law, is against the unipolar world order and avoids confrontation with other states.
The president also promised that Russia will protect its citizens, wherever they may be, and to defend their interests in areas where there are friendly Russian country. In this case, Medvedev said that it's not just about the states that have a common border with Russia.
In an interview with Medvedev called irrevocable decision to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. According to the president, the two republics, from the legal point of view, has emerged as a new independent state.
The Russian president said that Russia will build with South Ossetia and Abkhazia alliance. He promised to provide the necessary assistance to the two republics in the economic, social, humanitarian and military spheres.