Foreign Ministry: Georgia does not want calm elections in Abkhazia
Foreign Ministry of Abkhazia said that Tbilisi is trying to disrupt the visit of observers who are planning to monitor the presidential election to the Republic.
According to news agency REGNUM, the representatives of the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry claimed that the Georgian side distributes notes of protest to diplomats from other countries to prevent the arrival MPs and public figures, invited as observers to the presidential election to Abkhazia. "Ambassadors of Georgia to European countries appealed to foreign ministries to exert pressure on members of European national parliaments and political parties who are planning to visit in Abkhazia as observers. Moreover, the Georgian ambassador indicated in his notes that they will apply various sanctions, in accordance with the laws of Georgia to observers from European countries arrived in Abkhazia"- as stated in the declaration.
According to official Sukhum, such policy is associated with the Georgian authorities who do not want presidential elections in Abkhazia to get independent assessment of the global community. "In this case, for Georgia, which has never held elections for president and there are still political prisoners, it would be a blow to the so-called "flowering of democracy" in the Caucasus" - added the Abkhaz diplomats.
Recall, the presidential elections in Abkhazia are scheduled for August 26. Sergei Shamba, Ankvab and Khajimba pretend to the president post. At the moment, more than 80 observers from various countries expressed their willingness to come to republic.