World Bulletin / News Desk
Georgia's breakaway and unrecognized region of South Ossetia has announced its recognition of the independence of the self-declared "Luhansk People's Republic" in eastern Ukraine.
Pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine announced their independence from the Kiev-based Ukrainian government after seizing control of the region bordering Russia, following the example of Crimea prior to its annexation by Russia in March.
South Ossetian leader Leonid Tibilov signed a decree recognizing the sovereignty of Luhansk on June 18 after an appeal from the self-styled Supreme Council of the Luhansk People's Republic.
Even Russia is yet to recognize the independence of Luhansk, but South Ossetia, which is itself only recognized by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Nauru, did not hesitate to offer its support.
The Luhansk government asked for its independence to be recognised by fifteen countries, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Serbia, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.
None of these countries have responded to this request.
South Ossetia declared its independence from Georgia along with Abkhazia after a brief war between Russia and Georgia in 2008 helped them to break away from Tblisi.Last Mod: 21 Haziran 2014, 15:28