We weren't Going to Recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Belarusian Parliament

11.11.2010 15:00

The Belarusian parliament was not going to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This was stated by the chairman of the committee on international affairs and CIS relations of House of Representatives Sergei Maskevich on November 11. "The Belarusian parliament wasn't made to decide on recognition or non-recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. We were just studying this question without even making an advisory decision," he said.

«The decision will be taken by the president. Having visited Abkhazia, Ossetia and Georgia, deputies submitted their report to the president, and it’s up to him to decide now,» RIA Novosti news agency quotes the Belarusian deputies.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that his country had not yet recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as Moscow had expressed no desire to support Minsk in solving the problems, possible to arise after the recognition of Transcaucasia, Korrespondent.net.

In turn, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that the Belarusian leader had promised to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the presence of five presidents of the CSTO member states.

Besides Russia, the independence of the two republics has been recognized by Nicaragua, Venezuela and the Republic of Nauru. Georgia still considers South Ossetia and Abkhazia as its territories, occupied by Russian troops.