Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia would zastaparyla Belarus' relations with the West

Possible recognition independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia "zastaparyla would relationship" Minsk with Brussels and Washington.

This opinion was expressed by the Brussels analytical portal EuObserver senior Lithuanian diplomat, who requested anonymity.

According to him, the Belarusian government "knows" that the recognition of the breakaway republics could also entail the withdrawal of Georgia from the policy of the EU "Eastern Partnership", which includes Belarus.

"Among other effects — and visa bans any more money from the IMF, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, any new agreements with the EU and access to markets in the EU."

According to the Lithuanian diplomat, aggravation relations Moscow and Minsk indicates that "Russia is disappointed that its allies of the Collective Security Treaty and the CIS is not recognized after her Abkhazia and South Ossetia."


Ossetia, Abkhazia

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