Feb 24, 2006

Abkhazia: Facing Threat of Military Aggression

Sergei Shamba, de facto Abkhazian Foreign Minister continues to support the peace talks, whilst stating that even if Georgia momentarily lacks necessary resources for war, Abkhazia must be prepared for aggression
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“At the moment Georgia is not interested in war against Abkhazia as it lacks necessary sources,” Russian mass media says as quoting Sergei Shamba, de facto Abkhazian Foreign Minister.

“However we have to be prepared to counter attack in case of aggression”, Sergei Shamba claimed at the conference Security in Abkhazia within Peace Processes, highlighting that Abkhazia faces permanent threat of military aggression.

As for peace negotiations, Sergei Shamba said that it should be continued despite the fact that it has not brought any visible results.

The conference was also dedicated to possible establishment of the UN human rights office in Gali District and deployment of police forces in the conflict zone.

The participants of the meeting claimed that human right protection could be guaranteed by the local law enforcers.

Natela Akaba, Chairwoman of Abkhazian Women Association came up with a proposal to appeal to the EU Parliamentary Assembly with regard to the recent document denouncing communist regime, as according to her, the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict was a heritage of that regime.


Extract from: Prime News