Occupation proteges in Abkhazia have been talking for several weeks about the transfer of the former residence of the Soviet leaders in the protected area Pitsunda. Salome Zurabishvili denounces these ideas and calls on the world to stop Vladimir Putin's desires.
Russia intends to annex the resort of Pitsunda, which belongs to Georgia. Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili wrote about this on Twitter.
“What is happening in Bichvinta is a form of annexation of Georgian territory by Russia. We see a sharp reaction of people to these events. This is the result of the ongoing occupation,” the head of state said.< /p>
Salome Zurabishvili categorically condemns this development of events and calls on the international community for a tough reaction.
The annexation of Pitsunda – what is happening in Abkhazia
Georgian media write that there are several weeks in occupied Abkhazia (Georgian territory) they talk about the transfer to Russia for 49 years of the former residence of Soviet leaders in Pitsunda, the coastline and sea waters that are adjacent to it.
The agreement, signed in Moscow on January 19 this year, provides for the transfer to the ownership of the Russian Federation of all buildings on 186 hectares of the Pitsunda Reserve, 115 hectares of water area and a military camp of the 9th KGB Directorate with life support facilities.
The Center for Social Justice in Abkhazia noted that on July 11, the “parliament” of the region began to discuss the idea of alienating the complex of state buildings in Pitsunda by Russia. Human rights activists called on the Georgian authorities to take action and contain the Russian occupation policy in Abkhazia.
The annexation of Pitsunda – protests in Abkhazia
In July, activists stage protests in Russian-occupied Abkhazia to prevent the capture of Pitsunda , the radio station “Voice of America” reported. Proteges of the occupiers in the region justify the seizure by an agreement dated 1995, according to which Abkhazia transferred to the Russian Federation for free use 3 state dachas numbered 8, 9 and 10.
The so-called President of Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhaniya, said that in 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced a proposal to him to transfer the state dacha in Pitsunda to Russia. Bzhania wanted to convince the opponents of the agreement, saying that Sukhumi had no money to maintain and repair the complexes in Pitsunda.
“This is the place where our main guest arrives. I can say for sure that Russia can do without this dacha, but can we do without the support of the Russian Federation, its armed forces and structures that guarding our borders here? This is a big question,” the “president” said on July 21 at a meeting with residents of the Gulrypsh district of Abkhazia.
The Russian command was forced to transfer military personnel from the occupied regions of Georgia to Ukraine due to high losses – Abkhazia and South Ossetia.