Monday, March 16, 2009

Belarus has to make a choice between Russia and EU

EU Foreign Policy Chief, Javier Solana recommends Belarus to refrain from recognizing independence of Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Javier Solana says in case of recognition, the relations of the EU and Belarus would be revised and changed not to very desirable direction.

"It is important as you know we don't recognise and we would like everybody that has a relationship with us to be on the same wavelength." Mr. Solana said.

But is it not too naive to think that Belarus, the closest ally of Russia, will take any notice of recommendation of the EU? 

Belarus depends so much on Russia and has so many business relationships that it will mean "committing suicide" for it to break relationships with Russia.

Is it not time for EU and Georgia to face the truth and say that it will be extremely hard to reach at least slight success in gaining the breakaway regions back, unless Georgia becomes so attractive to those people living there that they will rebel themselves and ask for rejoining.

Where is the law and its power when the separatist governors of the Gali district, Abkhazia, Georgia, are forcing ethnic Georgians to take new Abkhazian passports and threaten to evict them from the occupied region if they resist? 

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