SUKHUM, May 30. /ITAR-TASS/. The contacts between the authorities and the opposition in Abkhazia are facing a temporary lull, the republic’s Security Council’s Secretary Nugzar Ashuba, the key negotiator, told ITAR-TASS on Friday.
“The new circumstances” he mentioned are the parliament’s vote of no confidence to Prime Minister Leonid Lakerbaia and the urge for President Alexander Ankvab to resign. The responses were negative, and the Security Council’s secretary commented on the situation by saying, “The deputies initiated a suggestion in compliance with the Constitution, and whether the president accepts it or rejects - is his decision.”
“The most important thing now is to analyze correctly the situation in the country,” Ashuba said. “Before we present any suggestions to President Ankvab, we should have a clear picture of what is happening. The president demanded from all the structures to exclude the use of force option of settling the problems.”