Sukhum/Agency Caucasus - The Georgian Parliament's resolution to increase the number of Georgian troops to 37 000 from 32 000 received from Nugzar Ashuba, Speaker of Abkhazia's Parliament, the remarks that Georgia sought to exalt its potential to regain its control over Abkhazia.
Ashuba made a statement about Georgia's move to add additional forces to its army. "We have oftentimes asserted that Georgia did not give up its ideal of annexing Abkhazia by force. That is why Georgia arms itself so as to improve its military potential," Ashuba said. By increasing its military power, Georgia posed a great threat to Abkhaz citizens, said Ashuba, and added that the Armed Forces of Abkhazia did not see it necessary to add additional troops to its currently existing forces because unlike Georgia, Abkhazia acted in self-defense. "However," Ashuba said, "there are plans to modify the quality of the army, like making laws so as ... >>full
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