Valery Ivanov, President of the Parliament of Belarus, declared yesterday that this organism will vote on the recognition of the independence of these two Republics in April. President Lukashenko is in principle in favor.
He declared that the House of the Representatives, the Lower Chamber of Parliament, is discussing the measure and that “in a plenary session the final decision will be taken.” On 26th August 2008, Russia recognized the independence of the States South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Nicaragua, also, has recognized the two States.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, declared on Thursday that if his Parliament recognizes the two States, he will sign the document.
Vadim Gorshenin, the head of Pravda.Ru media holding, describes several options of how the situation may develop in Russia in the near future, after Vladimir Putin's presidency