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Georgia Foreign Ministry demands to stop railway restoration activities in Abkhazia

YEREVAN, AUGUST 25, ARMENPRESS. The Georgian Foreign Ministry has condemned deployment of the Russian railway troops in breakaway Abkhazia as “yet another aggressive and provocative action” and “strongly” demanded to “immediately stop illegal activities on Georgia’s occupied territory.” Armenpress reports the latter, referring to civil.ge.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister General Dmitry Bulgakov said on August 22 that 500 railway troops were deployed in Abkhazia in the end of July for “restoration of railway connection within” Abkhazia.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry called on Russia to fulfill its obligations undertaken under the August, 2008 ceasefire agreement and to “de-occupy Georgian territories.”

It has also called on the international community to “assess appropriately Russia’s illegal policies against Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and not to allow Russia’s one more aggression against Georgia.”

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