"Just at the moment when the Ukrainian delegation is in Georgia, the Kremlin is trying to act out the Abkhazia scenario in Donbass. We will not let them," Klimkin wrote on Twitter.
Just as the Ukrainian delegation is in Georgia, the Kremlin is trying to do in Donbas what it has done in Abkhazia, we will not let them— Pavlo Klimkin (@PavloKlimkin) 18 июля 2017 г.
Speaking of Abkhazia, the minister referred to the Russia-Georgia conflict, which took place in August 2008, when Georgia launched a military offensive against self-proclaimed republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, prompting Russia to interfere to protect its numerous citizens living in the region. After the five-day war with Georgia, Russia recognized both republics as independent states.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia in early 1990s, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
In February 2015, Kiev forces and Donbass independence supporters signed a peace agreement in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. The deal stipulates a full ceasefire, weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in Donbass, as well as constitutional reforms that would give a special status to the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. Despite the agreement brokered by the Normandy Four states (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine), the ceasefire regime is regularly violated, with both sides accusing each other of multiple breaches, undermining the terms of the accord.