Abkhazia and Georgia

51 people jailed for entering Georgia’s breakaway territories the wrong way

By | February 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The bridge over the river Inguri is currently the only legal way to enter Abkhazia. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has jailed 51 persons over the last nine years for entering Abkhazia or South Ossetia from the wrong direction. The ombudsman now calls for a review of the law. Georgia’s Law on the Occupied Territories […]

Abkhazia shuts down two border crossings with Georgia proper

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Nabakevi border crossing with Abkhazia. TBILISI, DFWatch–Authorities in Abkhazia decided at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday to close Nabakevi and Otobaya border crossings which connect the breakaway region to Georgia proper. There are now only two crossing points that are operational, only one of which […]

Handover of suspected murderer topic at EU-hosted talks about Abkhazia

By | October 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia demanded the handover of a suspected murderer during a six hour meeting with breakaway authorities in Abkhazia this week. The meeting was held in Gali, in the southern end of the region, and dealt first and foremost […]

12 Babushara victims buried in Tbilisi

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–12 more bodies have been identified from the Babushara airport disaster during the 1992-1993 Abkhazian war. The bodies were buried at Brothers’ Cemetery in Tbilisi on Saturday April 9, when Georgia commemorates the victims of the tragedy of 9 April 1989. […]

Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia exchange prisoners

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia exchanged prisoners with South Ossetia and Abkhazia at the Enguri on Thursday. According to the Ministry of Reconciliation and Civil Equality, agreement was reached with the de-facto governments of Abkhazia and South Ossetia […]

Electricity supply to Abkhazia may be cut off in two weeks

By | February 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Enguri dam. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia may have its electricity supply cut off because of low water level at the Enguri Dam, which straddles the de facto border. Since January 25, Abkhazia’s electricity supply has been […]

EU concerned about Putin’s Abkhazia visit

By | August 27th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

De facto president Alexandre Ankvab (left) and Russian president Vladimer Putin. (Kremlin photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The European Union Delegation to Georgia expresses concern about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. The EU delegation on Tuesday issued a statement saying that it recalls that the EU doesn’t […]

Putin visits Abkhazia, celebrates recognition

By | August 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

De facto Abkhazian President Alexandre Ankvab (left) and Russian President Vladimer Putin. (Official Kremlin photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia Monday and congratulated de facto President Alexandre Ankvab on the ‘five year anniversary since Russia recognized its independence’. Georgia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has […]

Abkhazia extends a hand to Georgian opposition

By | June 25th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia says it is ready for dialogue with Georgia in case someone else than President Saakashvili comes to power. “We need pragmatic interlocutors, such as Bidzina Ivanishvili and Irakli Alasania, for dialogue with […]