Monday, August 25, 2008

Russian president could sign recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in next two days

Президент России может подписать решение о признании Абхазии и Южной Осетии в ближайшие два дня

In the next two days, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev could sign a decree recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, reports an IA Regnum source in the Caucasus. According to this source, immediately after Russia's recognition, Iran, Belarus, Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, and a couple dozen other states will also recognize the republics.

It is worth noting that as of today, Kosovo, which unilaterally proclaimed its own independence from Serbia, has been recognized by only 43 states.

Earlier today, the Russian State Duma, during an extraordinary plenary session, supported an appeal to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to recognize the independence of the republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The resolution passed unanimously. Russian MPs have called on legislators of UN member states and international parliamentary organizations to support the recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as autonomous, sovereign, and independent states, adding that the recent armed aggression by Georgia against South Ossetia makes it necessary.
A few hours earlier, a similar appeal was made to the Russian president by the Council of the Federation.

IA Regnum

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