After the disintegration of the Union Sovietica almost all Governments in Eastern Europe have turned towards the European Union and NATO. The exceptions have been Serbia, Belarus and Russia, who, although they have been restored capitalism, still want to maintain a course other than Washington or Berlin pregonizan. Serbia has been more isolated after recently Montenegro and Kosovo have been separated looking for enter into the euro-zona. Russia has been seeing as their former outbuildings Soviet to its West (such as Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova and Ukraine) revolve around the EU. The President of Georgia Saakashvili, for his part, has become the greatest fan of George Bush in the Caucasus. This inconforma you to Russia and today this country is the bridge through which passes a duct that connects the hydrocarbons from the Caspian Sea with the Mediterranean sea without passing through its territory and breaking the monopoly Russian gas to Europe.
To counter the advance of us in your environment, Moscow supports two separatist regions of Georgia (Abkhazia and South Ossetia). These two, like Transdniestria in Moldova, independent republics are de facto, even if the UN does not recognize them. Now that West accepts the sovereignty of Kosovo, Russia would ask that these Nations also have the right to self-determination. In Serbia George Bush impulse the Bexar of Kosovo, while in Georgia does the opposite. Today is unable to send troops to aid its ally, but needs to avoid that Saakashvili is overthrown and that the Russian military offensive is contained without it escalate more. Original author and source of the article.