Speaking at a joint news conference in Moscow on June 4, both secessionist leaders said that only recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia's independence would resolve the conflicts.
They also issued a joint statement saying that people in Abkhazia and South Ossetia "are watching developments surrounding Kosovo's status closely."
"If a 'Kosovo precedent' emerges, we will act more decisively and demand the observance of common standards while dealing with conflicts of similar types," the statement reads.
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