On May 25, Chairman of the Federation Council Defense and Security Committee, Viktor Ozerov, will lead the Russian delegation to a session of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly, which is to discuss the peacekeepers’ presence in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone, the ITAR-TASS news agency reports.
The protracted conflict between Georgia and its breakaway province erupted in 1991 after Abkhazia declared independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia cultivates close ties with the breakaway region, has granted citizenship to many residents and maintains peacekeepers in the area.
The delegates from the upper house of Russian parliament arrived in Abkhazia on Wednesday to “look into the activities of Russian peacekeepers in the conflict zone on ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 4/15/2006 10:34 AM New organization of Abkhazian war’s participants created in Adygeya 15.4.2006
In Adygeya “the Council of veterans of the Abkhazian war” is created. The Council will be the main body of the social movement of Adygeya "the Union of veterans of Abkhazia" which constituent assembly passed on April 13th in Maykop. At the assembly they elected the chairman of the movement "the Union of veterans of Abkhazia" Hazrail Hanahok, as his assistant Ruslan Guagov became the chairman of "the Council of veterans of the Abkhazian war".
According to Hanahok, necessity of creation of the veteran organization was dictated by that the participants of the war in Abkhazia - inhabitants of the republic during the last 13 years had no legal status despite of the fact that in the republic there ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 4/1/2006 8:39 AM Friday, 31 March 2006
UN Extends Observer Mission In Abkhazia
Georgia -- Abkhazia Map RFE/RL UNITED NATIONS, March 31, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The UN Security Council today unanimously approved an extension of the observer mission in Georgia's separatist republic Abkhazia through the middle of October.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had previously asked the council for the extension and stressed the need for the return of internally displaced people in the conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia.
Abkhazia broke away from Georgia following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. It's had de facto independent status ever since.
Today's renewal follows an agreement on March 29 between Georgia and Abkhazia to resume bilateral negotiations after a four-year break. http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/03/965D3FB9-0102-4DBE-9046-5458DDAB389F.html
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