Apr 06, 2006

Abkhazia: Russia to Discuss Draft Statement on Saakashvili's Policy


The Russian State Duma Council is likely to discuss a draft statement prepared by member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) State Duma faction Alexei Mitrofanov on Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's policy

The Russian State Duma Council is likely to discuss a draft statement prepared by member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) State Duma faction Alexei Mitrofanov on Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's policy.

State Duma deputies "closely follow Georgian military preparations and believe that Russia should take timely and adequate measures to prevent a Georgian invasion of Abkhazia and South Ossetia," the draft statement says.


"It appears that Georgia in fact is completing preparations for an invasion of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which is to begin soon according to competent sources," the draft statement says.

The draft statement warns that the use of force in Abkhazia and South Ossetia may plunge Georgia into economic crisis, which may lead to irreversible processes in Georgian government and provoke a revision of borders in the Transcaucasia countries.

Source: Interfax