(Itar-Tass) - Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Grigori Karasin is on a two-day trip to Georgias much troubled province of Abkhazia starting Monday.
"The trip will be part of Russia's efforts to help resume a full-fledged process of Georgian-Abkhazian negotiations, where Russia is an assisting party and where it also takes part as a member of the Group of UN Secretary General's Friends for Georgia," a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry told Itar-Tass.
Karasin is scheduled to meet leaders of the unrecognized republic, commanders of peacekeepers in the conflict zone and representatives of the UN mission, reports Trend.
Earlier Karasin said that the deployment of Georgian armed forces in the Kodori gorge became a very dangerous military action, which is capable of destroying the Georgian-Abkhazian settlement.
Karasin said an idea of locating the so-called government in exile is a conscious escalation of political tension in this sensitive region. It is needless to talk about Russias reaction. Russia has its peacekeepers and dozen thousands of Russian citizens live in Abkhazia, the diplomat said.
In addition, this region is situated near Russias state border, Karasin said.
He explained, That is why the Russian public is seriously concerned about the development of the events and fully supports Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapshs position.