About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Bagapsh: Russia to Take Over Abkhaz Railway, Airport
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 15 May.'09 / 19:33

Abkhaz leader Sergey Bagapsh said on May 15, that the breakaway region’s railway and airport would be transferred to Russia with management rights for ten years.

“It does not mean sale of the railway; it is a temporary transfer of management [rights],” Abkhaz news agency, Apsnipress, reported quoting Bagapsh on May 15.

He said that he had made the proposal at a meeting with Russia’s Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, in Sochi on May 14. Bagapsh also said that the Russian Railway would allocated 2 billion rubles for repair works on the Abkhaz railway.

Interfax news agency reported quoting Bagapsh that Abkhazia would also hand over management rights of an airport outside Sokhumi. “It also will be a temporary transfer of management,” Bagapsh said.

Also on May 15, Interfax reported quoting Bagapsh that only 1,700 Russian servicemen would remain in Abkhazia instead of initially planned 3,800.

The Russian military, however, denied it. “No orders have been given to reduce number of personnel in Abkhazia,” Interfax reported quoting unnamed source from the Russian general staff of the armed forces.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2022, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.