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Russian embassies established in Abkhazia and South Ossetia2009-02-12 14:02
Vladimir Putin, the PM of Russia, signed an order on establishment of Russian embassies in the republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2009.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the press service of the Russian government, the expenses on opening and maintenance of the embassies are paid from the state budget of Russia since 2009 (according to the classification of maintaining foreign apparat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, subsection of international relations and international cooperation, section of state issues ).
The countries that recognized the independency of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are: Russia and Nicaragua. Byelorussia intends to discuss this issue at the parliamentary meeting onApril 2nd.
On August 26th Dmitri Medvedev, the President of Russia, signed the decree on official recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Russia. On September 9th Russia established diplomatic relations with both.