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  Minsk is not even thinking of recognising the South Osetia and Abkhazia

2009 04 02

The Parliament of Belarus is not planning so far to discuss the issue on recognising the independence of South Osetia and Abkhazia. However, corresponding addresses from the young Republics have reached the Deputies of the Parliament by the end of the previous year already.

On the eve of the opening of the spring session of the Parliament – on 2 April - the Deputies have discussed the draft agenda covering 34 issues.

Aleksandr Lukashenko has earlier disposed of the responsibility on recognising the sovereignty of South Osetia and Abkhazia by commissioning the Parliament to take decision. Subsequently, the accredited plenipotentiary Russian Ambassador in Minsk has been repeatedly reminding the authorities of Belarus, that Moscow is expecting the Parliament to address the issue. Recognition of independence of South Osetia and Abkhazia by Russia, which caused immediate dissatisfaction in the West, did not challenge Minsk forthwith, and Surikov was obliged to remind Belarus again about its liabilities to the union. However, Lukashenko restrained referring to the West from immediate recognition of independence of the two former Georgian territories, by suggesting to take a collective decision within the framework of ODKB, Reuters reminded.

Material has been prepared by the Centre for Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from “Izvestija“ of 30 March 2009.

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (68)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (85)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (39)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.



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