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MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. Lawmakers of the Russian parliament’s upper house, the Federation Council, ratified on Wednesday a treaty on allied relations and strategic partnership between Russia and Abkhazia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abkhazian President Raul Khadzhimba signed the treaty in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi on November 24, 2014. The agreement envisages the creation of a joint "defense and security space," including the establishment of a unified group of troops of the Russian and Abkhazian Armed Forces.