South Ossetia–Venezuela relations

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South Ossetia–Venezuela relations

South Ossetia


South Ossetia–Venezuela relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and Venezuela. Venezuela recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia on September 10, 2009.[1]

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that his country recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia when he was hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Chávez also announced that formal diplomatic relations will be established with South Ossetia and Abkhazia.[2]

Chávez had previously defended Russia's recognition of the two republics, saying "Russia has recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. We support Russia. Russia is right and is defending its interests."[3]

After succeeding Eduard Kokoity as President of South Ossetia, Leonid Tibilov dismissed Nariman Kozaev as Ambassador on 25 July 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Venezuela recognizes Abkhazia, South Ossetia as independent states". Xinhua. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Venezuela recognises rebel Georgian regions: Chavez". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Chavez backs Russian recognition of Georgia regions". Reuters. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Президент Южной Осетии освободил Наримана Козаева от посольской должности". Information Agency Res. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.