The Belarusian parliament will not consider the issue of recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia during the winter session. Said today the head of the International Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives Igor Karpenko, it — the exclusive competence of Alexander Lukashenko.
"In accordance with the law and the Constitution, the State shall be the recognition of the president," — said Karpenko.
The epic of the non-recognition of the independence of the two Georgian autonomies has a long history:
As Belarus has not recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia
As Belarus has not recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia — II
In connection with today's announcement, the Karpenko, it is worth recalling what he said Alexander Lukashenko at a press conference for Russian journalists September 8, 2008, a month after the Georgia-Russia war:
"To recognize or not to recognize Abkhazia — for us it is not only the position of Russia. This is not important. The time will come, and we will consider this issue in Belarus. Consider, as well as didand the Russian Federation — in the parliament. I think that our MPs that we elect a few days — will appeal to this issue. Shut up and say nothing we can not. It's not fair to Abkhazia. Similarly — with South Ossetia. "