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Abkhazia accused Georgia of piracy and turned to the UNSC and the EU2009-08-19 10:42
In the light of the third case of the third detention of the ship moving from Turkey to Abkhazia, by the Georgian side, Sergey Bagapsh, the leader of Abkhazia, turned to the UN Security Council and the EU, and also to Nikolas Sarkozy, the President of France, with a request to assess Georgia's actions adequately and demand the cessation of destabilization - RIA Novosti.gt-en-newsitem-inside
""On August 17 Georgian border guards once again captured a commercial vessel en route from Turkey to Abkhazia," says a open letter of the Abkhazian leader sent to U.N. Security Council President John Sawers, EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and French President Nicholas Sarkozy on Tuesday. - Interfax.
The President of Abkhazia also mentioned the blasts in Gagra on August 12th 2009 [2 people killed] and accused Georgian special services of it.
"The provocative actions of Georgia and the silence of the international community, primarily the European Union that has declared on numerous occasions that it sees as its task to normalize the situation and promote stabilization in the region, are making Abkhazia doubt the effectiveness of such mechanisms as the Medvedev-Sarkozy plan, the Geneva consultations on security and stability in the region and the
five-sided mechanism of preventing and investigating incidents on the border of Abkhazia and Georgia," the address of the Abkhazian leader says.
"The incident proves that Georgia continues its policy of undermining stability in the region," the letter states.
"We also request your assistance in returning the ship seized by Georgian border guards. Otherwise the Abkhaz side reserves the right to take proportionate measures to protect cargos heading for Abkhazia and places the blame for the possible consequences on the Georgian side," Bagapsh highlighted.
According to Zurab Ardzinba, the head of Abkhazian Sea Steamship Line, it has been the third case of the Georgian side's capture of Turkish vessels carrying goods to Abkhazia.