SUKHUM, March 10. /TASS/. Abkhazia is ready for anything from neighboring Georgia as the two countries haven’t signed a peace treaty, Sergey Shamba, the secretary of Abkhazia’s Security Council, told TASS on Friday in comments on the events in Georgia.
"Instability in the neighboring state should always cause concern, especially as we are hearing all sorts of appeals that disturb us [regarding Abkhazia and South Ossetia]. We cannot be indifferent to this. In principle, we always expect the unexpected from our neighbor because we have not signed a peace agreement and our relations don’t inspire optimism. Therefore, anyway, we are always ready for anything and everything," Shamba said.
According to the official, the global unrest, the special military operation and everything that is happening in world politics in one way or another concern Abkhazia.
"The Black Sea region, like the Mediterranean region, has historically always been at the center of such global world upheavals, in general, events of the world order. Therefore, we have never been able to relax, especially now, and are taking all necessary measures to ensure security," Shamba said.
According to the politician, "Georgia is not up to dealing with Abkhazia now as it has its own internal problems, but it’s hard to predict what all that will come to."
"Over the entire post-Soviet period, there have been constant upheavals in Georgia, with periods of stability being short-lived. But even when the situation there is stable, there is no shortage of threats. Therefore, we are closely monitoring what is happening," Shamba said.
Thousands of people took to the streets in Tbilisi on March 7 and 8, after the parliament adopted the first reading of the Georgian version of the bill on foreign agents. Both rallies ended late at night. Security forces dispersed the protesters with water cannons and tear gas. More than 130 people were detained over two days of protests. Following the unrest, Georgia’s ruling party, the Georgian Dream, decided on the morning of March 9 to revoke the bill.