Luhansk People’s Republic asks Belarus to recognise its independence

The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has addressed Belarus and another 14 states and subjects asking to recognise its independence. The address has been published by the LPR’s website on Wednesday.

The LPR Supreme Council, municipal, regional congresses of people’s deputies, public unions are addressing Belarus and asking it to make a decision on recognizing the independence of LPR as a sovereign independent state, says the statement signed by LPR Supreme Council Chair Alexey Karyakin.

Mr Karyakin addressed the statement to President Aliaksandr Lukashenka and chairs to the both chambers of Belarus’s national Assembly, Anatol Rubinau and Uladzimir Andreychanka.

Similar addresses were also sent to Armenia, Abkhazia, Russian Federation, Ingushetia, Transdniestria, Chechnya, South Ossetia, Kazakhstan, China, Serbia, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.

‘The Supreme Council of Luhansk People’s Republic higly appreciate activity of the Republic of Belarus as a guarantor of peace and security. Since Luhansk People’s Republic was established our citizens have been committed to build an independent state and consistent in our intention to share the fate of the republic of Belarus,’ the statement says.

According to separatists, 96.2% of voters at May, 11 referendum supported the region’s state independence and the creation of the Luhansk People’s Republic while 89.7% voted for the independence of Donetsk People’s Republic.

A counterterrorist operation launched by the Ukrainian authorities is in progress in the region. The European Union and the USA have voiced support for Kyiv while Russia is demanding to put an end to the operation.

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