Russia will not give Belarus credit for recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Russia does not intend to thank Byelorussia money for the recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. It is reported by the newspaper Kommersant, citing a source in the Kremlin and Russia's Foreign Ministry.

"The question we are no longer tied to loans. Minsk is so dragged out his decision, that it has ceased to be negotiable. As for the loans, the money we have disposed of the Ministry of Finance. Politicians are no no" - results publication of your comment of a senior Foreign Office Russia . In the presidential administration of Russia confirmed this attitude: "Lukashenka's statements - it was his personal initiative. He is a long-promised." Condition the recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, our credit is senseless. "

According to "New Region", the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during his recent visit to Lithuania, said that the parliament of the republic in October to consider recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Lukashenko said that "based on human considerations, Minsk has long had to hold Moscow." If this is the Belarusian leader emphasized that this step is not the result of pressure from Moscow. "We do not accept any pressure, even if this sister country. Hopeless crush on me" - he said.

Recall that the question of recognition of the two Caucasian republics in the Belarusian parliament scheduled for April 2 this year but was postponed indefinitely. Officially, the Belarusian parliamentarians delay consideration of this issue because of the need to study the economic and political consequences of the decision. According to some political scientists, Minsk did not want to spoil relations with the EU, who spoke in support of the territorial integrity of Georgia.

As the newspaper notes, Lukashenko decided to raise the issue poAbhazii and South Ossetia, inspired by an example of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, have recognized the last week of two Caucasian republics. Moscow has not disregarded the move of the Venezuelan leader, giving Chavez a loan of $ 2.2 billion to buy military equipment and signing a multibillion-dollar contracts for the development of hydrocarbons in Venezuela.

Minsk tdengi need no less than Caracas: Belarus has long waits for the next tranche of loan from Russia to $ 500 million and hopes to get a loan from Moscow to 100 billion rubles.

17 September 2009 | abkhazia, loan, ossetia, recognition

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