Belarus and the Breakaways: To Recognize or Not to Recognize, That Is the Question
As the European Union and United States debate their ties with Belarus, Tbilisi is hoping that any cold shoulder from the West won't encourage Minsk to heed Moscow's entreaties and recognize breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
One Belarusian analyst is advising that the outside world perhaps should rein in those hopes. Facing the threat of possible EU and US sanctions, President Alexander Lukashenko may try to find an alternative political foothold in Moscow, but the road to the Kremlin’s heart goes through recognition of Russia’s two protégés in the South Caucasus, Belarusian Center for European Studies analyst Pavel Wusav commented to Belsat TV.
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