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Abkhazian-Georgian border will not be opened soon2009-01-04 16:13
Abkhazia will open the border with Georgia in the area of the Ingur river only after the situation in Galsky district is stabilized. It was stated by Abkhazia's Foreign Minister Sergey Shamba at the end of the year.
According to Rosbalt report at the meeting with Great Britain's Ambassador to Georgia Denis Keefe the Abkhazian minister pointed out:
"The limitations we adopted for the crossing of the Georgian-Abkhazian border in the area of the Ingur river were due to necessity to raise the security level and prevent access of raiding and terrorist groups from the territory of Georgia that destabilize the situation in the district".
The border in the area of the Ingur river was shut down as early as last summer. On June 30 the Security Council of the republic took this decision relating to Galsky district following a series of terrorist acts on June 29 and 30 in Gagra and Sukhum. 11 locals and one Russian tourist were injured in the incidents. Border crossing was allowed only to the representatives of international missions and specialists involved in the restoration of the InguriGES.
On September 6 the ban was raised. This was reported by president Sergey Shamba in his interview with RIA Novosti: "The border operates normally. If you are in Georgia and you need to go to Abkhazia, there are no problems".
However a month later the permanent provocations from the Georgian side in Galsky district made the Abkhazian authorities take decisive measures again. On October 10 Sergey Shamba accused Georgia of violation of 1994 Moscow Agreements on Cease-fire (the armed forces of Abkhazia and Georgia were not entitled to be in the frontier zones, i.e. Galsky and Zugdidi districts - AG).
"According to the agreement - the minister was quoted by Regnum IA, - we did not bring additional troops into the frontier zone... Considering the events that took place the situation has changed drastically and the prior agreement is not in force today. In the nearest future the border troops will be deployed along the perimeter of the border providing for security in the district. As the situation in the conflict area gets stable the question of regime mitigation will be raised".