The so-called Luhansk People’s Republic recognized the independence of occupied Abkhazia. The decree has been signed by Leonid Pasechnik, the de facto leader of the Luhansk People’s Republic.
“I recognize the Republic of Abkhazia as a sovereign and independent state. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Luhansk People’s Republic will hold talks to establish diplomatic relations with the Abkhaz side,” reads the so-called decree.
Pasechnik noted that they have a long and close friendship with occupied Abkhazia.
At the same time, reportedly, diplomatic relations have already been established between occupied Abkhazia and the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic.”
For the record, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics’ “independence” a few days before the start of the large-scale war in Ukraine. The move was strongly condemned by Georgian authorities.