The leader of the Society of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity told reporters that already congratulated Alexander Lukashenko. It is not limited only by stating that the relationship between Tskhinvali and Minsk and Belarus after the elections will be developed successfully. Kokoity expressed his hope that the Belarusian leader finally make important — namely, in the near future recognize the independence of South Ossetia.
Sergei Bagapsh, President of Abkhazia, hoping for the same option. And he sent a telegram waiting for the official recognition of the independence and sovereignty.
Such hopes are now under a certain stage, said Belarusian political analyst Andrei Fedorov:
"I do not rule out that this recognition was one of the conditions for the recent Moscow of the Medvedev and Lukashenko. And so this can happen. There is still a lot will depend on the reaction of Europe and the United States. First application we've seen. But it is important, how will it be in the real steps. And if the response will be very tough, it can not be excluded that the recognition will happen. "
Andrei Fedorov said that, on the other hand, there is one factor that can hold back the confession:
"Here there are" no. "It is not only necessary to take into account the views of the West. Indeed, if to recognize the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, we can expect them to continue in the Union State paprosyatstsa. But all in all probability has increased."
Alexander Lukashenko was going to officially accept the sovereignty of the two republics last fall. But so far, the recognition has not happened. A special delegation of the National Assembly went to study this issue in Batumi, Tskhinvali, Tbilisi, met with members of the Russian State Duma. But so far everything is frozen.
Today — the last day of the House of Representatives. And if MPs do not consider this issue, they will be able to return to it only on April 2 next year. By that time, the plenary sessions, by law, is not provided.
As for Alexander Lukashenko congratulated on winning the next election, together with Sergei Bagapsh and Eduard Kokoity, the list of the first "congratulate" included Nursultan Nazarbayev, Hugo Chavez, Ilham Aliyev, Mikheil Saakashvili and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev limited to the statement that the elections in Belarus — Belarusian internal matter. However, no greetings to his Belarusian counterpart did not send.
But the Polish authorities have condemned the Belarusian elections, especially with regard to excessive use of force against civilians. Also, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, despite yesterday's Lukashenko congratulated by Viktor Yanukovych, called the action against protesters on December 19 too rigid.