Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
The new treaty is based on the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation of 2008 that fixed Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia, he said.
“First of all, it means the creation of a collective security system,” he told the Abkhazian television. “It is a global tendency, since even big countries cannot tackle the entire set of international security issues alone. Abkhazia will have a possibility to modernize its armed forces, to equip them with modern arms and enhance their combat readiness.”“Even if we spent our entire annual budget on these issues we wouldn’t have been able to cope with this task. Now, Russia will help us in it,” he stressed, adding that his country’s armed forces in no way would merge with Russia’s and Abkhazia’s Supreme Commander-in-Chief would have all his competences.
A joint group of forces to include units from the Abkhazian and Russian armies “will be geared to ensure combat coordination of the allied forces,” Khadzhimba said. “This principle is used by all military blocs, such as NATO, the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization), etc.”
“We will have a possibility to ensure our security for a long-term perspective. Naturally, we will undertake an obligation to ensure security of our ally - Russia. These are equal relations of two sovereign state,” he underscored.