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    Venezuela recognises South Ossetia Abkhazia

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:55 am

    Venezuela recognizes S.Ossetia, Abkhazia

    MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday his country recognizes Georgia's two former breakaway republics as independent states.

    During talks with President Dmitry Medvedev in the Kremlin, Chavez said: "I want to take the opportunity to announce that Venezuela is joining those recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia."

    Chavez said Venezuela will start the relevant procedures today.

    Moscow recognized the two pro-Russian regions after a brief war last August to repel Georgia's attack on South Ossetia. The move, seen partly as a response to the broad recognition of Kosovo's independence from Serbia, was condemned internationally.

    Nicaragua was until recently the only other country to have followed Russia's suit. Russian media reports have said that more Latin American nations could recognize the two republics, which have maintained de-facto independence since bloody post-Soviet conflicts with Georgia in the early 1990s.

    Moscow's ex-Soviet allies, including Belarus, have so far refrained from recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    Ex-Soviet Georgia, backed by the United States and Europe, severed diplomatic ties with Russia last year over it's recognition of the republics.

    Medvedev told Chavez: "We have been taking the fate of these states close to our hearts and I want to thank you for this decision."

    The Venezuelan leader is in Russia on a two-day working visit, his seventh as president, which is part of his 11-day foreign tour.

    The visit is dominated by energy and military deals. A senior Kremlin official said on Wednesday that Russia was considering granting Venezuela a loan to buy more Russian arms.

    Chavez has recently announced plans to buy dozens of Russian tanks in response to U.S. preparations to deploy military bases in neighboring Colombia.


    A senior academic at Russia’s Latin America Institute said the decision came as no surprise.

    “This is an expected decision. Venezuelan lawmakers at recent parliamentary hearings on the issue backed the recognition of the two republics. And Chavez telephoned [Russian premier] Putin last year saying Venezuela supported Russia in its operation to enforce peace and condemned American ‘imperialistic’ moves in the region,” Emil Dabagyan said.



    Senior Russian lawmakers welcomed the recognition by Venezuela, saying it was the beginning of a worldwide process.

    "...A wave of recognition will slowly but surely sweep the whole political map of the world," Leonid Slutsky, deputy head of the State Duma international committee, said adding the decision was not "commercial."

    Speaking about Russia's recognition of the two regions a year ago, Slutsky said Moscow had had no other option and thereby "guaranteed the nations the right to live."

    Konstantin Zatulin, a senior member of the post-Soviet CIS committee, said "gradually South Ossetia and Abkhazia's sovereignty will be recognized by the countries that do not keep pace with Washington's foreign policies."

    Abkhazian leader Sergei Bagapsh said he hoped other Latin American states would follow Venezuela's example.

    "We have always looked to Venezuela and some other Latin American countries with hope," Bagapsh said. "An Abkhazian delegation is now in Caracas after visiting Cuba and Nicaragua, where they received a warm welcome and support."

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20090910/156084433.html
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    Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:52 am

    Belarus to consider recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia
    MINSK, November 5 (RIA Novosti) - The Belarusian parliament is to consider next week the recognition of the two former Georgian republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the head of the presidential administration said.

    "Next week, the parliament will begin considering the recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia," Vladimir Makei said, adding Belarusian lawmakers are to visit the republics in order "to study the situation."

    Russia recognized the two republics shortly after a five-day war with Georgia in August 2008 that began when Georgian forces attacked South Ossetia in an attempt to bring it back under central control. Abkhazia and South Ossetia have also been recognized by Nicaragua and Venezuela.

    The two republics' authorities asked Belarus to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia last year. However, Belarus has so far refused to join Russia in recognizing the republics.

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in early October that unnamed forces in Russia were to blame for Minsk's refusal. Lukashenko blamed reports in Russia's state-controlled media, which said Belarus's reluctance to recognize the regions was a response to Russia's refusal to grant the remaining $500 million of a loan.

    However, Lukashenko then urged Russia to be patient and said "we will settle the issue."

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin earlier said Russia is not putting pressure on Belarus to recognize the republics.

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091105/156714505.html


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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:55 am

    S.Ossetia, Abkhazia to ask Ecuador to recognize independence

    17:2230/10/2009

    MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) - South Ossetia and Abkhazia will officially ask Ecuador to recognize their independence, the former Georgian republics' foreign ministers told RIA Novosti on Friday.

    The news followed Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's promise on Friday to consider the requests should they be submitted. Correa arrived on a three-day visit to Russia on Wednesday.

    "South Ossetia will submit an official request. We will be grateful to the leadership of Ecuador and any other country that recognizes our independence," South Ossetian Foreign Minister Murat Dzhioyev said.

    "We are working on the issue. Abkhazia has already made certain steps in this direction, and will continue working," Abkhaz Foreign Minister Sergei Shamba said. The ministers did not specify the date.

    Russia recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent republics shortly after a five-day war with Georgia in August 2008 that began when Georgian forces attacked South Ossetia in an attempt to bring it back under central control.

    Nicaragua and Venezuela have also recognized the two former Georgian republics.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20091030/156651875.html
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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:45 pm

    Abkhazia seeks to expand international recognition — Abkhazian president

    SOCHI, November 24. /TASS/. Abkhazia seeks to expand international recognition of the republic and take part in integration processes initiated by Russia on the post-Soviet space, Abkhazian President

    “Our relations are reaching a new qualitative level, which envisions close cooperation in ensuring regional security and stability. Russia proves again its commitment to equal cooperation with Abkhazia,” he said after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Allied relations with Russia will give security guarantees to Abkhazia and broad possibilities for the social and economic development, Khadzhimba said. “We are a small country. Over many years, we’ve consistently looked up to Russia by ensuring our common interests,” he said, adding that Russia had recognized the independence of Abkhazia and supported it on the international arena.

    Khadzhimba thanked his Russian counterpart for the support to the Abkhazian people and for signing the Treaty on Allied Relations and Strategic Partnership. “We seek to step up and expand international recognition of our state and take part in integration processes on the post-Soviet space that Russia initiates. We are sure that the Treaty will give a new impetus to this process,” he said.

    The Abkhazian people made the historical choice long ago in favor of equal cooperation and union with Russia. “This corresponds to our long-term, strategic interests and provides a reliable foundation for further strengthening of sovereignty and security of the Republic of Abkhazia,” Khadzhimba said.
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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:41 am

    The irony of the western world ignoring Abkhazia and South Ossetias claims to independence is that eventually it will likely lead both regions to seek closer and closer ties with Russia... perhaps eventually seeking membership of the Russian Federation...


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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  TR1 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:29 pm

    At least Abkhzia has some sort of government-citizen conflict with the latter fighting for actual representation.

    Let's be honest here, South Ossetia is basically run by a bunch of criminals. It is quite bad.
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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  Regular on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:37 pm

    Why can't both Osetias join?
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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  TR1 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:40 pm

    https://iwpr.net/global-voices/unravelling-abkhazias-protests

    Decent article about Abkhazia's protests.

    Regular, both Ossetias have their own criminals and thugs in government. You think they wanna merge and have to divide the spoils? Current situation works fine for them.
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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:01 am

    I wonder why some CSTO countries haven't recognize the 2 republics
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    Re: Recognition of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:33 am

    Abkhazia and Nauru sign first intergovernmental Treaty of Amity and Cooperation

    More:
    http://tass.com/world/903047


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