Russia may increase the number of peacekeepers in Abkhazia
In connection with concerns about the provocations from Georgia, Russia intends to increase the number of troops in Abkhazia by 2.5 times. The "GHN" repoted about this referring to the publication of Life News.
"At the present time Georgia is still carrying guerrilla war in the Gali district. The sides have agreed to prevent activities of Georgian secret services in order to avoid armed conflict. In this regard, Sukhumi and Moscow confirmed the agreement on increase the peacekeeping forces in the region and begin to implement it "- said in an interview an unnamed senior source in the Defense Ministry.
The number of peacekeepers will be increased to 3 thousand 500 people untill 2013, he added. Currently the territory of Abkhazia is about 1 thousand 500 Russian soldiers.
"The ammount of 3500 does not exceed the parameters established by the agreements under the decision of the Council of CIS Heads of State," - said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.