A “coup” last month in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia was staged by Russia as a warning to Georgia as it prepares to deepen ties with the European Union, the country’s defense minister said.
Russia said its ties with the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia won’t be affected by political upheaval that ousted the territory’s leadership.
Russia welcomed Vanuatu establishing diplomatic ties with Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia, calling it an important step in Abkhazia’s campaign for greater global recognition.
As Vladimir Putin completes Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Azerbaijan is feeling pressure as concerns mount that his attention will next shift southward.
Russia is set to repeat tactics it used with Georgia in 2008 and split off southeastern Ukraine to sabotage next month’s presidential elections, the Ukrainian envoy to the United Nations warned.
The leader of the Georgian separatist region of Abkhazia Sergei Bagapsh died in a Moscow hospital, Georgia’s Imedi TV station said, citing Russian news agencies.
It was a vacation that Russian stock broker Alexander Antipov said he dreamt about for two decades: a tropical getaway from the harsh Moscow winter to the white-sand beaches of Acapulco, Mexico.
The new president of Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia pledged to bolster ties with Russia and seek wider international recognition for his country as he was inaugurated.
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu withdrew its recognition of Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s administration said today on its Facebook Inc. page.