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Serbia Mulls Recognition Of Abkhazia, South Ossetia


The Serbian parliament looks set to consider formal recognition of the newly-independent republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

In an interview with the Voice of Russia the country’s President-elect Tomislav Nikolic dismissed any comparison between the sovereign status of these two South Caucasus republics and that of Kosovo, whose independence Belgrade has never recognized.

During his Saturday’s meeting with Presidnet Vladimir Putin Nikolic reiterated Serbia’s uncompromising stance on Kosovo even if it hampered its bid to join the EU.

Nicolic thanks Russia for support

The new Serbian President Tomislav Nicolic has thanked Russia for support and said he expects the relations between the two countries to grow and flourish.

Meeting with President Putin in Moscow Saturday, he also received congratulations on winning Serbia’s latest presidential elections on May 20th .

Putin said Russia and Serbia are ‘sister nations’, and their friendship can help them solve difficult problems.

Russia will grant Serbia a second loan package worth 800 mln dollars for implementing infrastructure projects, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin stated when meeting Serbia’s President Elect Tomislav Nikolic.

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VOR, or the Voice of Russia, was the Russian government's international radio broadcasting service from 1993 until 2014, when it was reorganised as Radio Sputnik.

2 thoughts on “Serbia Mulls Recognition Of Abkhazia, South Ossetia

  • May 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    While progressives sympathise with Serbia’s having a province hived off under the pretence of ethnic tensions but in reality to make way for the Largest USA Air Force base since Viet Nam, tit for tat with Georgia as a co-victim is not the way forward.

    What is needed is for the Ethnic Serbian people of the North of Kosovo to have the opportunity to return to being part of Serbia; this being the same option given to the Albanian majoity of the southern 2/3s of Kosovo.

    Separately the Ethnic Ossetians, of North as well as South, need to decide their future as ONE people. They have three choices (1) Unite with Georgia, (2) unite with Russia, of (3) independence from either/both.

    Abkhazia could go it independently alone but they need to think: is this really for the best? or would being an autonomous republic in either Georgia or Russia (choose one) be a better option?

    The rest of the world particulary Serbia, Russia, and Russia need a little practice in dealing witth “the will of the People”

    They can start here!

  • May 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    “progressives”, Mr. Tarbuck? Old tankies, communists of the first water, you mean. Serbia was beating the crap out of the Kosovans, straight from the old nationalist playbook, leadership in trouble, blame some old racial enemy and go to war with them. Serbia has no moral claim to Kosovo, eventually it will give up. Russia is just desperate to keep some allies, but is too weak to anything about it. Usual tankie nonsense, west bad, any old tyranny good so long as they are opposed to the west. Old Tankie = Moron.


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