The breakaway Abkhazian government in Sukhumi has dismissed the idea of setting up an international administration in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone as unacceptable. The administration was proposed by Georgia as a way of guaranteeing security and organising the return of refugees to the Gali region of Abkhazia.
Abkhazian Foreign Minister Sergei Shamba said that the creation of an international administration would bring talks on resolving the conflict to an impasse. He added that the return of refugees was a humanitarian problem, and said that Georgia's attempt to add a political element to it was evidence of Tbilisi's unwillingness to see refugees return.
In an earlier interview with Rosbalt Shamba said that 40,000 refugees (out of a total of 80,000) had already returned to the Gali region. Georgia is in no hurry to confirm this figure officially as confirmation would bring with it humanitarian and financial responsibilities.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities