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 The non-use of force against Georgia addresses of the Presidents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are a strong and effective step - Lukashevich


The non-use of force against Georgia addresses of the Presidents of the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia were officially extended in the UN Security Council in late January, 2011. It is a strong and effective step aimed at qualitative strengthening of stability and security in Transcaucasia”, the comment on the non-use of force in Transcaucasia by the Russian MFA official representative Alexander Lukashevich extended on February 1 says.


As is known, the Presidents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia made public unilateral statements in the end of last year. They reflect a clear and distinct intention of the two republics’ leadership to assume international legal obligations on the non-use of force against Georgia. The emphasized wish to build equitable good-neighborly relations with Tbilisi is no less important. It is an indisputable prerequisite of peaceful and problem-free future for all the nation of the region.


“In contrast to this, the statement on the non-use of force made by Saakashvili on November 23, 2010 in Strasbourg contains hidden threats and pejorative words in respect of his own neighbors what, certainly, has considerably devaluated its significance. His latest statements voiced on January 25 of this year on the “First Information Caucasian” TV channel make doubt the sincerity of the Georgian President’s intentions even more. Mikheil Saakashvili literally urged all Georgians to celebrate the next New Year’s Eve in Sukhum, declared that Georgia is in the state of war with Russia, and once again made rude attacks on the leadership of the Russian Federation. The fact that the Georgian authorities are persistently pursuing the policy of further deterioration of relations with Russia proved to be true. The fears of the Abkhaz and South Ossetian parties regarding their security in view of the presence of a direct threat from Georgia are also legitimate”, Lukashevich's comment says.


After such statements of the Georgian President, according to the Russian MFA representative, it is difficult to continue serious discussion of the issues related to the introduction of measures of confidence and return of refugees as provided by the range of questions of the Geneva discussions on Transcaucasia.


“The real attitude of mind in Tbilisi is inconsistent at all with the solemn promises for the international audience in Strasbourg and other western cities. The situation in Geneva appears to be thrown back by the Georgian leadership’s efforts. Taking it into account, it is clear that the top priority of the Geneva discussions is ensuring lasting security of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, giving them guarantees of the non-use of force from Georgia. We will consider it preparing the new, 15th round scheduled for March 4 of this year”, Lukashevich said.


The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia hopes that the international community, and, first of all, the UN, OSCE and the EU as cochairmen of the Geneva meetings, “will assess adequately the current situation and will support the efforts of the Russian Federation aimed at strengthening still fragile security and stability in this region”.


02.02.2011  Official site of the president of the republic of Abkhazia


 President of Abkhazia and Kuban Governor discussed cooperation in socio-economic sphere


During their working meeting the President of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh and the Kuban Governor Alexander Tkachev have discussed the issues of cooperation in the socio-economic sphere.


In particular, it was a question of moving the market from the territory of Adler to the republic to simplify as much as possible sale of citruses for Abkhazia’s residents.


One of the sorest problems is widening and equipping with modern facilities check points on the Russian-Abkhaz border.


Alexander Tkachev told about one more project implemented by Kuban in the republic. Reconstruction of the Russian school in Gagra will be finished this year. “It will be one of the best educational institutions in the Republic of Abkhazia, and we are proud of helping the people of Abkhazia, we are really proud of helping restore the social facilities which have been destroyed during the war”, Tkachev declared.


Sergey Bagapsh thanked the people of Kuban. “Today we already develop the economy more or less and, of course, thanks, first of all, to you and all Kuban residents”, the President emphasized.


The Krasnodar territory governor said all the agreement in the sphere of socio-economic cooperation between the territory and the republic which have been signed before are fulfilled, and expressed hope that mutually beneficial cooperation will go on.


02.02.2011  Official site of the president of the republic of Abkhazia


 A-Mobile did not block ERA Party’s website deliberately


There was no deliberate blocking of the website of the Party of Economic Development of Abkhazia by “A-mobile” cellular operator. It happened due to technical failures of the Russian provider serving “A-mobile”, the head of Gossvyaznadzor (State Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) of the republic Beslan Halvash declared.


Halvash specified that Gossvyaznadzor had made a check and established that the party’s website had been blocked for technical reasons. “Moreover, access of “A-mobile” subscribers to such a popular site as “Odnoklassniki” is also often blocked”, Halvash emphasized.


Gossvyaznadzor instructed “A-Mobile” to eliminate failures within the shortest possible time.


02.01.2011  Official site of the president of the republic of Abkhazia


 President Sergey Bagapsh sent greetings telegram to President of the Republic of Nauru


The President of the Republic of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh has sent a greetings telegram to the President of the Republic of Nauru Marcus Stephen on the occasion of the Independence Day of his country. The telegram reads, in part:


Your Excellency!

On behalf of the people, the leadership of the Republic of Abkhazia and for myself personally I warmly congratulate you and all the people of the Republic of Nauru on the Independence Day!

Abkhazia highly assesses the recognition by the Republic of Nauru of the state independence of the Republic of Abkhazia that has proved the indisputable right of our nation to freedom, development and opportunity of integration into the international community. I am confident that more profound all-round ties between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of Nauru will give a positive impetus and practical implementation to the process of strengthening friendly relations between our countries. I think traditions of mutual understanding and respect will form a basis for cooperation between our states!

With a view to strengthen political, economic and cultural ties between our countries, to familiarize yourself with our country’s traditions, history and culture, I have the honor to invite you to pay a visit to the Republic of Abkhazia at any time convenient for you.

Allow me to wish you success and inexhaustible energy in the service for the good of your country, for the sake of prosperity and well-being of the people of Nauru!

Yours faithfully,

President Sergey Bagapsh


02.01.2011  Official site of the president of the republic of Abkhazia