Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 28 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili believes that railway communication through Abkhazia can be opened only under one condition - its de-occupation.
"Unless de-occupation takes place, it would legitimize Russia in the area," he said at a meeting with students of the Abkhazian State University on Monday.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia in Georgia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia late in August. Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow in response and has announced the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia to be occupied territories.
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