Abkhaz MPs Urge International Community to Recognise Republic of Abkhazia
The parliament of the self-proclaimed republic has also called on the United Nations, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and other international organisations to block militarist plans of the Georgian leadership and return it to the channel of international legal obligations on non-resumption of fire and preservation of peace.
The Abkhazian Peoples Assembly insists that the determination of the status of the Republic of Abkhazia is the exclusive right of the people living in its territory at present. According to the Abkhaz lawmakers, We do not intend to recede from the Act On state independence of the Republic of Abkhazia of 1999 adopted by the parliament based on the results of a referendum held in the republic.
The deputies demanded from the republics leadership to withdraw from the negotiating process if the resolution of the Georgian parliament on the pullout of the CIS peacekeeping forces from the conflict zone is implemented. The cynicism of statements made by the Georgian side to the effect that the peacekeeping forces present a barrier on the way to peaceful conflict settlement testifies to political bankruptcy of the democratic leadership of the Georgian state, it is stressed in the document.
These statements are made against the background of unprecedented military build-up in such economically weak country as Georgia, which leaves no place for illusion of the Abkhazia Republics citizens regarding peaceful intentions of the opposite side, the statement reads.
Russia and peacekeeping forces of the CIS are the only guarantor of peace and stability in the region, the Abkhaz parliamentarians stressed in their statement.