Feb 17, 2006

Abkhazia: Anticipating Possible Aggression by Georgia

Abkhazia is making efforts to avert military threat by Georgia through diplomatic means, but security is tightening over concerns over an eventual military aggression

Abkhazia does not rule out Georgia might launch a military attack and therefore is taking measures to reinforce its defense capability.

"Taking into account the current situation, Abkhazia is making active efforts to avert a military threat through diplomatic methods. At the same time, measures have been taken to reinforce its security systems, whose level has been significantly increased in the past years. Our people are ready to rebuff Georgia's possible military aggression," the Abkhaz leadership and non-governmental organizations said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement was signed by Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh, Vice President Raul Khajimba, parliamentary speaker Nugzar Asuba, Prime Minister Alexander Ankvab, as well as the leaders of all political parties, political movements, non-governmental organizations, ethnic communities, and religious leaders.


Source: Interfax