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 gross violation of both Georgian legislation and international law," the head of state said.
Margvelashvili called on the international community to "severely condemn" Russia's actions. At the same time, he noted that Georgia is ready for cooperation with Moscow.