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    ADJARIAN LEADER URGES GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO STOP TBILISI ATTEMPTS TO PUT PRESSURE ON AUTONOMY

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    MOSCOW, March 13 (RIA Novosti) - Aslan Abashidze, head of the Adjarian autonomy urged the global community to stop Tbilisi's attempts to put pressure on Adjaria.

    On Saturday at a press conference in Moscow he stated: "I wish to be heard by high European and global organizations including the Council of Europe, the UN Security Council, by our neighbors (Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia), by heads of leading European countries in order to stop the force which will leave grave consequences behind its." Mr. Abashidze said that according to confirmed information, on Monday about 100,000 people intended to march from various Georgian regions to Adjaria. The Adjarian leader stressed that among them would be those who underwent combat training.

    He also indicated that a number of units of Georgian Interior troops were placed on alert together with units of Vaziani commandos as he described them.

    He stressed that Russia and neighboring states must prevent violence in Adjaria.

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