Venezuela recognises Georgian separatist regions

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez said today his country has recognised the independence of the Georgian separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez said today his country has recognised the independence of the Georgian separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

His announcement at the start of a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev could be a significant boost for Moscow, which recognised the regions as independent after last year’s war with Georgia.

Only Nicaragua followed suit, a tacit slap by the international community. Russia now has thousands of troops in each of the two regions.

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