Alexandre Ankvab

Man suspected of 2012 Abkhazia assassination attempt killed in shooting

By | December 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Mercedez-Benz Ardzinba and Khagba were in was riddled with bullets on the road connecting Sokhumi with Gudauta. (Ekhokavkaza.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The man accused of attempting to assassinate Abkhazia’s former de facto president in 2012 was shot dead by strangers on Wednesday. Also his driver died in the attack. Pavel Ardzinba and his chauffeur were driving along the road connecting Sokhumi with Gudauta when their Mercedes-Benz was literally […]

Abkhazian leader resigns

By | June 2nd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Alexander Ankvab. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia,  Alexander Ankvab, resigned on Sunday. Ankvab said he resigned in order to ‘maintain the stability of the country’, according to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass. “In accordance with […]

‘Coup attempt’ in Abkhazia

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The opposition in Abkhazia Tuesday night took over the presidential administration in Sukhumi and demanded the resignation of President Alexander Ankvab. A new caretaker government claims to be in control of the breakaway region, led by Raul Khajimba, […]

UNDP plans aid projects for USD 15 million in Abkhazia

By | March 13th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: , , |

The maternity ward at Gali hospital was renovated with the help of UNDP. (Frame from UN’s video report.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The United Nations is ready to finance projects in Abkhazia with USD 15 million this year. Resident Coordinator for the UN Development Program in Georgia, Niels Scott, told this to de facto President Aleksandre Ankvab, according to Apsnypress. […]

Top Abkhazian security official dismissed

By | October 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stanislav Lakoba. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Stanislav Lakoba, Secretary of the de facto Security Council of Abkhazia, who is in the de facto government for years and is known for having anti-Georgian views, has been fired. According to Russian and Abkhazian media, Alexander Ankvab, the de facto […]

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 […]

Abkhazians go to Georgia for medical treatment

By | April 19th, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The de facto president of Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia recently said a veteran from Abkhazia had died in a Georgian hospital. The government here in Tbilisi has not commented of given any details. DF Watch visited a few large hospitals […]

Another suicide reported in case of Abkhazian attackers

By | April 18th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Another suspect in the attack on de facto Abkhazian president is reported to have committed suicide. Ria Novosti reports that Temur Khutaba hanged himself. He was one of the men suspected in the failed assassination attempt on Alexander Ankvab on […]

Suspect in Ankvab assassination attempt commits suicide

By | April 18th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A former Interior minister suspected of participating in the attack on the de facto president of Abkhazia on February 22, committed suicide on Tuesday. Abkhazian news agency Apsnypress reports that operational units of the co-called Interior Ministry […]

Six detained for assassination attempt on Abkhazian leader

By | April 13th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The de facto authorities in Abkhazia yesterday detained six suspects in the case about the assassination attempt on the president in February. On February 22, Alexander Ankvab’s car was fired on with machine guns and a […]

Georgian breakaway region holds parliamentary election

By | March 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Abkhazia, one of Georgia’s two breakaway regions, Saturday held parliamentary elections. According to the de facto Central Election Commission, voter turnout was 29.25% in 174 electoral districts by 15:00. This increased to 37.6% turnout by 18:00. […]

Correction: Only one of Ankvab’s guards died in attack

By | February 24th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Only one of Abkhazian de facto president Alexander Ankvab’s guards died after Wednesday’s assassination attempt. In the immedate aftermath of the shootout, a spokesman for Ankvab was quoted by Russian news agency Itar-Tass saying that a second […]

Ankvab might have been attacked by angered Moscow-loyal forces

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A Georgian security analyst says today’s attack on Abkhazia’s leader could have been carried out by Moscow-loyal forces who are angered by Alexander Ankvab’s efforts to disrupt them. Mamuka Areshidze, chair of Caucasus Center for Strategic Research […]

Georgian lawmaker hints at Russian hand in Ankvab attack

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A lawmaker from Georgia’s ruling party says he doesn’t exclude that Russia was behind today’s ambush of Abkhazian leader Alexander Anhvab’s convoy. “The fact itself that there were several attacks on this person, while he was the so-called Prime […]

Man hunt as two of Abkhaz leader’s guard dies in ambush

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – This morning’s roadside ambush has left one of de facto Abkhazian president Alexander Ankvab’s bodyguards dead, and authorities are now using helicopters to hunt down the attackers. The attack happened at 08:25 in the morning Moscow time. News […]

Abkhazian leader Ankvab survives, guards dies

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Wednesday morning the de facto president of Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia was attacked while in his car on his way to work in Sukhumi. Alexander Ankvab himself was not hurt, Abkhazian and Russian media report, but one of his bodyguards […]

Abkhazian leader asks EU, don’t try to teach us how to live

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The leader of the Georgian breakaway republic Abkhazia asks the EU not to teach Abkhazians how to live. “You can get blind from brilliant ideas of the international diplomacy, but they are not for Abkhazia. Our request is don’t teach us how to live. […]