This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
Watchdog claims Telegram provides means of communication to terroristsBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:45
Russia launches serial production of seaborne air defense missile systemMilitary & Defense June 23, 16:25
Kamaz to invest 50 mln euro in construction of assembly plant in AfricaBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:16
Key facts about Turkish Stream projectBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:05
Lavrov slams NATO for its geopolitical ambitionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 15:58
TBILISI, August 27 (Itar-Tass) — Any decision on the fate of the Abkhazian region without the participation of displaced persons is illegal, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
According to the statement, “as a result of the armed conflict of 1992-1993 about 500,000 residents of the Abkhazian region – Georgians, Ukrainians, Armenians, Greeks, Estonians and others – became refugees and deprived of the right to return to their homes and take part in decision-making.”
The ministry says, “Due to the existing realities the elections in the Abkhazian region violates all norms of international law and cannot be considered legitimate.”
Tbilisi is convinced that the international community “will give an adequate assessment to a farce in the Abkhazian region pursue the non-recognition policy”, the ministry said.