Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Georgia Protests Putin’s Visit to Abkhazia

© RIA Novosti . Aleksey Nikolskii / Go to the photo bankRussian President Vladimir Putin meeting with his Abkhaz counterpart, Alexander Ankvab, in Pitsunda on August 25, 2013.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with his Abkhaz counterpart, Alexander Ankvab, in Pitsunda on August 25, 2013. - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Georgia has sent a note of protest to Moscow over the Russian president’s visit to a resort town in the Georgian breakaway republic of Abkhazia, the country’s foreign minister has said.

TBILISI, August 26 (RIA Novosti) – Georgia has sent a note of protest to Moscow over the Russian president’s visit to a resort town in the Georgian breakaway republic of Abkhazia, the country’s foreign minister has said.

Vladimir Putin traveled to Pitsunda, a popular resort town on the Black Sea, on Sunday as Abkhazia marked the fifth anniversary since Russia recognized its independence following a brief war with Georgia. The Kremlin said Putin met with his Abkhaz counterpart, Alexander Ankvab, to discuss bilateral collaboration.

“We condemn this [visit], as this is another infringement on Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” the Novosti-Georgia news agency quoted Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze as saying.

Russia and Georgia severed diplomatic ties in 2008 after Moscow recognized the de-facto independent Georgian republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states following a five-day military conflict over South Ossetia in August that year.

Only Venezuela, Nicaragua, Vanuatu, Nauru and Tuvalu followed suit by recognizing the provinces’ independence.

 

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала