Abkhazia


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Synonyms for Abkhazia

an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea

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More than a few people here fear that Russia's goal is a kind of creeping annexation, with the final objective of integrating Abkhazia into the Russian Federation.
The treaty is a "step toward the de-facto annexation" of Abkhazia, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.
Georgia considers elections in Abkhazia illegal, Interfax news agency quoted Georgia's Foreign Ministry as saying earlier on Sunday.
Abkhazia relies on Russia for its security and economic survival, so support for Russia is reasonably widespread.
Moscow recognised Abkhazia as independent in the wake of Russia s brief war with Georgia in 2008 and permanently stationed thousands of troops at military bases there -- a move that Tbilisi describes as occupation.
Murad highlighted the need to promote bilateral trade exchange, adding that both Jordan and Abkhazia have many industrial and agricultural products of high quality.
In a statement on Friday, which follows the confirmation by Russian officials of the deployment of S-300 missile complexes in the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia, Ashton has made it clear that the Russian move is increasing the tension in the Caucasus.
Russia has placed an air defence missile system to in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, bringing almost immediate condemnation from the government in Tbilisi.
Clinton also urged Moscow to abide by a ceasefire agreement that stipulates its forces must return to positions held before the 2008 Georgia-Russia war over the rebel regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has ruled out any notion of recognising a state in Cyprus' northern Turkish occupied areas, in exchange of the recognition by Turkey of Abkhazia, which has seceded from Georgia.
The visit to the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia by Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin on the August 12 anniversary of the Russia-Georgia conflict had "all the trappings of an emperor inspecting newly-acquired territory, with the Abkhaz leader obsequiously perching before him," a BBC reporter said.
Summary: A bomb kills two and injures seven as Vladimir Putin visits the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia
The Russian Armed Forces immediately launched a military operation in South Ossetia, Abkhazia and other parts of Georgia, which was aimed at more than just securing the position of the separatists and damaging Georgian military potential.
From the very beginning of the conflict -- caused by Georgia -- in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russia pursued a wise and tactful policy toward such conflict by contributing peace settlement in the region and by showing restraint and patience, despite provocation by the Georgians.
Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili said the Russian withdrawal was a positive move, but he added that Georgia wouldn't consider it complete until the troops leave the town of Akhalgori, near South Ossetia, and the Kodori Gorge in another Moscow-backed breakaway province, Abkhazia.