Foreign relations of South Ossetia

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South Ossetia
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The Republic of South Ossetia is a self-proclaimed state which is recognized by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Transnistria. South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia in 1991, but did not receive recognition from any UN member states until after the 2008 South Ossetia war.

Relations with independent states

Foreign relations of South Ossetia
  diplomatic relations and recognition
  diplomatic recognition only

South Ossetia – Abkhazia relations

Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as Transnistria, recognized each other's independence on November 17, 2006.

South Ossetia – Nicaragua relations

On September 5, 2008, Nicaragua became the second UN member state to recognize South Ossetia.

South Ossetia – Russia relations

On August 26, 2008, Russia became the first UN member state to recognize South Ossetia. Russia plans on building an embassy in Tskhinval.[1]

South Ossetia – Venezuela relations

On September 10, 2009, Venezuela became the third UN member state to recognize South Ossetia.

Relations with other self-declared independent states

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus welcomed Russian recognition of South Ossetia. The militant Palestinian organization Hamas also welcomed the recognition of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia.[2][3][4]

Diplomatic missions

Offices in South Ossetia

Ossetian missions

Membership in international organizations

South Ossetia does not belong to any international organizations as of March 2009 besides the Community for Democracy and Human Rights.

See also


  1. "Vladimir Putin signed a direction about establishment of Russian embassies in Abkhazia and South Ossetia". REGNUM. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  2. ХАМАС приветствует признание независимости Абхазии и Южной Осетии (in Russian). 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  3. "Only Palestine's Hamas Backs Kremlin's Recognition of Abkhazia, South Ossetia". Georgian Daily. 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
  4. Coughlin, Con; Blomfield, Adrian (2008-08-27). "Georgia: Europe unites to condemn Kremlin". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-08-27.

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