Protests erupt in occupied Abkhazia over Putin's residence


В protests broke out in occupied Abkhazia over Putin's residence

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In the quasi-republic of Abkhazia, people protested over the transfer of state land for the construction of the residence of Vladimir Putin.


Thus, the self-proclaimed government gave Putin 184 hectares of forest and 115 hectares of water area and all the buildings of the state dacha in Pitsunda.

They want to build Putin's residence on the territory of a unique reserve: people didn't like it

The self-proclaimed “president” of the unrecognized Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhaniya, confirmed to local residents on July 20 that they plan to transfer a section of the territory of the unique reserve to Russia. The locals were vehemently opposed. Due to protests, the so-called “parliament” of the pseudo-republic had to postpone consideration of the land transfer agreement.

Aslan Bzhaniya tried to get out of the situation and find a logical explanation for the transfer of the protected area to the aggressor country. He stated that under the 1995 agreement, Abkhazia transferred Pitsunda to Russia for free use, and in general Russia needs Pitsunda, because “Putin likes to visit there, and Russia has more money to equip the resort.”

I think it's right to transfer buildings and structures to the Russian side. We are not talking about giving them ownership of the land. Land ownership is not transferred. The president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has repeatedly visited this state dacha. I also had to be there for a meeting, it was August 25, 2013. After that, he also came there, – said the self-proclaimed president of unrecognized Abkhazia.

Georgia will not sack Abkhazia by military means

In 2008, Russia occupied 20% of the territory of Georgia, creating “fake republics” there “- Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

After Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a number of military experts said that now Georgia has a chance to regain its lands. However, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that there would be no “second front” in Georgia and the country would not liberate the occupied territories by military means.

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