In a televised speech, Dmitry Medvedev called on other countries to follow the example of.
"Given the free will of the Ossetian and Abkhaz peoples and being guided by the UN Charter, the 1970 Declaration on Principles of international law concerning friendly relations between states, the OSCE Helsinki Final Act of 1975 and other fundamental international instruments, I signed decrees recognizing the Russian Federation of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence, "- said in the current D.Myadvedev televised.
"It’s a difficult choice, but it is the only possibility to save human lives," — said D.Myadvedev.
According to the views of Moscow, the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia must recognize and Minsk.
"The leaders of the unrecognized republics declared their own desire to join the" union state ", and" Federal Government "is ready to take care of these wishes. It would be comfortable for the Russian Federation, because it does not appeal to the Russian Federation, and to the "union state" — said Assistant Secretary of State of so-called "Union state" of Russia and Belarus Makushok.
Salting of in Belarus Alexander Surikov also recently admitted that Minsk could recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but "Our homeland should be the first."
M. Statkevich: "Lukashenko will force"
One of the favorites of the European Coalition Statkevich believes that this recognition has a very significant threat Belarus:
S.Shushkevich "Belarus must refrain from similar steps"
"Belarus must refrain from similar steps — it’s my belief. Because if you start peradyalezh world, one has made a mistake — it’s Kosovo. But there the smallest mistake. Currently go this way — it means to unwind and cool war underlay bomb under such places where it is very unsafe. "
Lebedko: Lukashenko can assign value recognition
Chairman of the United Civil Party Anatol Lyabedzka said that a negative attitude towards the parade of sovereignties in the Caucasus and on the European continent, it’s — new dangers and challenges.
S.Kastsyan "I immediately gave orders to the recognition of independence"
Deputy Chairman of the international affairs committee unchanged in the House of Representatives Sergei Kostya said that it "is very true and correct decision."