The Georgian Armed Forces are not planning attack on Abkhazia, Defence Minister David Tevzadze reassured in response to Abkhaz allegations of armed action coming up against the self-proclaimed republic in Georgia's northwest. As he was addressing a media audience, Mr. Tevzadze also refuted allegations of Emzar Kvitsiani commanding a Georgian-Chechen paramilitary force active in Abkhazia's Gulripsha district. As it really is, the Georgian presidential envoy is supervising local food supply, said the minister. David Tevzadze thinks Russian peacekeepers ought to leave the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone. He does not expect the pullout to turn the situation to the worse. Pullout prospects are now under debate in the Georgian parliament.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18