|EU warns Minsk against recognizing South Ossetia and Abkhazia|
|News - Recognition|
|Friday, 06 November 2009 08:03|
Bundestag deputy Carl-Georg Wellman said the European Union has disapproved the way that Russia chose to settle territorial conflicts. “I doubt that it would be reasonable for Belarus to recognize Russia’s policy in such issues”, the German deputy said.
Charter97 - November 6 -Possible recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Belarus would contradict the spirit of cooperation and would unlikely to facilitate it in the framework of Eastern Partnership policy.
It has been stated by Hans-Dieter Lukas, special envoy of the German Foreign Ministry for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus in his speech at 12th Minsk Forum on November 5.
A representative of the Foreign Ministry of Germany called the position of the EU on this issue “clear”, as independence of these regions haven’t been recognized by any country of the European Union, or by any country partner of the EU New policy.
In his turn, Stefan Eriksson, Ambassador of Sweden which is presiding in the European Union, called the position of Minsk that still hasn’t recognized independence of the breakaway republics “wise”. The diplomat noted that it is a right of Belarus to adopt any decision on this issue.
Karl-Georg Wellman, a Bundestag deputy, underlined that the EU condemned the way chosen by Russia to solve territorial conflicts. “I doubt that recognition of correctness of such Russian policy by Belarus would be reasonable,” the German deputy said as quoted by BelaPAN.