SUKHUM, March 11. /TASS/. Abkhazia’s State Security Service and State Guard Service are stepping up security measures over the events in neighboring Georgia on orders from Abkhaz President Aslan Bzhania, the presidential office said in a statement on Friday.
Bzhania and chiefs of the country’s security agencies earlier discussed efforts to increase mobilization readiness. The meeting was attended by Security Council Secretary Sergey Shamba, Deputy Defense Minister Nodar Avidzba, who is in charge of reserve troops, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Vladimir Savchenko and State Security Service Chairman Robert Kiut.
"The president held a meeting with State Security Service Chairman Robert Kiut and the chief of the State Guard Service, Dmitry Dbar. Bzhania stressed that the security services are in charge of a wide range of issues related to the reliable protection of the country from internal and external threats. The president ordered Dbar and Kiut to introduce the heavy-security regime for the staff of the security agencies in view of the events that are taking place in neighboring Georgia," the statement said.