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Breakaway Abkhazia may demand striking a fresh balance with Georgia in terms of the distribution of the energy generated by the Inguri hydro-electric power plant, a Georgian newspaper has said.
SUKHUMI. Oct 12 (Interfax) - The Abkhaz president's father Vasily Bagapsh died early on Sunday at the age of 90, the Abkhaz president's staff told Interfax. Vasily Bagapsh will be buried in his native village Dzhgerda in Abkhazia's Ochamchira district.
Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 12 October Georgian sappers have found five antitank mines, a large number of submachine-gun cartridges, and a hand grenade in [the village of] Urta [adjacent to breakaway Abkhazia] left behind by Russian aggressors.
TBILISI. Oct 9 (Interfax) - Georgia resumed the import of electricity from Russia via the LEP-220 Salkhino power supply line running through Abkhazia under the existing power exchange deal between the Russian and Georgian generating systems.
Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 9 October Mine-clearing works began today in villages where the [Russian] occupiers had been stationed until yesterday.
Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 8 October [Presenter] The EU monitors have officially confirmed that Russian military forces are withdrawing [from areas adjacent to Abkhazia and South Ossetia].
By From news reports Russia will pull back Wednesday from the southern edge of a buffer zone inside Georgia adjacent to South Ossetia, a senior Russian officer said, ahead of a deadline Friday.
Russian troops begin dismantling posts in Georgia MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Russian troops started dismantling posts in the buffer zone around South Ossetia and Abkhazia to meet the Friday deadline for their withdrawal from Georgia's territory, the Itar-Tass news agency reported on Sunday.
By Sophiko Megrilidze Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia -- Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said.
By SOPHIKO MEGRILIDZE By Sophiko Megrilidze The Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia Russian troops on Sunday began dismantling positions in the so- called security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's war, Georgian and EU officials said, a sign Russia will fulfill its pledged pullback.
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