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Putin Meets with Abkhazian President

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) has met with his Abkhazian counterpart Alexander Ankvab (L)
04:09 26/08/2013
Tags: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Alexander Ankvab, Vladimir Putin, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia

MOSCOW, August 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his Abkhazian counterpart Alexander Ankvab, the Kremlin reported.

The meeting took place on Sunday when Putin visited the town of Pitsunda in the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia.

“During the conversation, the leaders discussed bilateral cooperation,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Russia and Georgia severed diplomatic ties in 2008 after Moscow recognized the de-facto independent Georgian republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states following a brief military conflict over South Ossetia in August that year.

Moscow provides the breakaway republics with economic and military support. Their independence has been recognized by a handful of other countries as well. Most countries do not recognize South Ossetia or Abkhazia as independent states, but view them as part of Georgia.

Georgia’s new government, elected in the October 2012 polls, said normalizing ties with Russia was among its top priorities. However, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said in July Moscow and Tbilisi would hardly restore their ties by the time Russia holds the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

 

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