Contents tagged with Abkhazia

  • President of Georgia accuses Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov of violating international law

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Abkhazia "a violation of Georgian legislation and international law," RIA Novosti reported.

    During the two-day visit, Lavrov is planning to take part in the opening ceremony of a new Russian embassy in Abkhazia. Margvelashvili said that the work of any foreign representation in the territory of the country is permissible only with the consent of Tbilisi.

    "In another case, such an action is a …

  • UN Security Council began to discuss the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    The UN Security Council has begun to discuss the continuing aggravation of the situation in Georgia, primarily in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as a result of Russia’s provocative actions. The talks were initiated by Ukraine at Georgia’s request on March 28.

    Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations reported the matter as part of exclusive commentary to LB.ua.

    The Ukrainian delegation drew the Security Council’s attention to the so-called "Parliamentary …

  • Tbilisi: Russia deployed S-300 missile systems to Abkhazia

    Interfax news agency reported, citing Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, that Russia has deployed additional anti-aircraft S-300 missile systems to Abkhazia.

    "We have information about the delivery of additional Russian S-300 complexes into Abkhazia. These actions of the Russian side, similar to the decision to integrate the South Ossetian military units into the Russian Armed Forces, yet again, confirm that Russian politics are oriented towards annexation, and not towards securing …

  • NATO does not recognize elections in Abkhazia

    The NATO bloc does not recognize the elections held in the occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia.

    This was announced by the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai, reports Ukrinform.

    "NATO does not recognize the elections held in Georgia's Abkhazia region on March 12. These elections do not contribute to resolving the situation in Georgia," the Secretary General's Special Representative emphasized.

    The Alliance also once again …

  • NATO urged Russia to withdraw its recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent regions

    RIA Novosti reported that the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel urged Russia to "withdraw recognition" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    "We call on Russia to withdraw its recognition of independence of the two regions and to express respect for Georgian borders," InterpressNews news agency quotes him as saying after the meeting with Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria.

    Pavel also believes that Russia should be involved in safeguarding the security of the Black Sea. " …

  • Georgian PM predicts Russia will abandon recognition of Abkhazian and South Ossetian independence

    The Georgian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze, believes that sooner or later Russia will withdraw its recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.

    "I believe that it is possible, and it will be so in the end. I do not know whether it will happen this year or in five years, but I'm sure that it will happen sooner or later," Abashidze said in an interview with Tbilisi television company Starvision.

    According to the Special Envoy, "it ( …

  • Putin ratifies joint armed forces agreement with Abkhazia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an armed forces agreement with the Republic of Abkhazia that unites the Russian and Abkhazian militaries. The information was recently published on the official portal for legal information. The agreement establishes the missions, the orders of formation, deployment and use of the joint forces of both countries.

    Earlier, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stated during a telephone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili that the …

  • Biden condemns Russia's creation of joint military force with Abkhazia

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has condemned Russia’s ratification of a treaty on establishing a joint armed force with Abkhazia, a breakaway region in Georgia, according to a White House statement.

    During a phone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Biden “reiterated U.S. support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.”

    On Wednesday, the Russian State Duma ratified the agreement establishing a joint armed …

  • Georgia condemns Russian elections in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    On the 18th of September, Russia opened polling stations in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali in the South Ossetia region, which was condemned in a statement made by the Georgian Foreign Ministry.

    The statement said that as a result of the decision of the head of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, over 114,000 people living in the occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions were included in the voter lists of various federal entities in order for them to vote for candidates in …

  • Georgian lawyers refuse to work with Yandex because the service's maps show an independent Abkhazia

    In Georgia, lawyers refused to serve the Russian internet services company Yandex, because they use maps that list Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent countries. Former Press Secretary of the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine, Bacho Korchilava, wrote about this on his page in Facebook.

    "The emergence of Yandex was immediately marked by a scandal, as the maps of Abkhazia and South Ossetia listed them as independent countries. Then, of course, all legal and governmental mechanisms started to …