Georgia reacts to ratification of agreement with Abkhazia by Russian State Duma
Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan. 23
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The so-called agreement on alliance and strategic partnership between Russia and Abkhazia violates all norms of the international law, Georgian State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, David Bakradze said.
The agreement was ratified by the Russian State Duma on Jan. 23. It envisages the creation of unified armed forces by Moscow and Sukhumi to ensure Abkhazia's security and an attack on Abkhazia is considered as an attack on Russia.
The state minister said that this 'document' is absolutely unacceptable not only for Georgia, but also for the international community.
Bakradze added that no international player recognizes this agreement.
Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
Edited by CN