Russia plans to establish naval base in Georgia's occupied territory. Georgia responds
On the Black Sea coast in Abkhazia, which is currently under Russian occupation, there are plans to create a permanent Russian Navy base. Tbilisi expresses deep concern
Aslan Bzhania, the leader of the occupying Russian administration, shared this information in an interview with the propaganda outlet "Izvestia."
Bzhania mentioned that agreements have already been finalized between Russia and the self-declared entity in Abkhazia.
He stated, "We have signed an agreement, and soon there will be a permanent Russian Navy base in the Ochamchira District."
He also noted that this military-technical cooperation aims to enhance Russia's and Abkhazia's defense capabilities.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry called such intentions of Russia a gross violation of Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity and another provocative attempt to legitimize the illegal occupation of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region.
"The international community firmly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia," the ministry said in a statement quoted by Ekho Kavkaza.
The Georgian ministry also called on Russia to comply with "its international obligations, implement the ceasefire agreement concluded on August 12, 2008, with the mediation of the European Union, and stop the illegal occupation of Georgia's inalienable regions."
- In an article published on August 22 in the Russian propaganda publication "Argumenty i Fakty," Dmitry Medvedev suggested that the "integration" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia into Russia could be carried out under specific circumstances.