Abkhaz leader, Sergey Bagapsh, announced on September 23 about the plans to reform the breakaway region’s interior ministry and replace Soviet-era name of "militia" with "police."
“We will change the structure of Ministry of Internal Affairs and create the police. It will not be simply a change of the name – this is change of substance of work of the law enforcement agency,” Bagapsh was quoted by the Abkhaz news agency, Apsnipress, on September 23.
“We will have to decide on set of complex issues, involving responsibilities, accountability, wages. We are ready to accept proposals and remarks from everyone,” he said.
He was speaking while presenting new minister to the senior staff of the breakaway region’s interior ministry.
He said that Abkhazia should immediately tackle a problem related with import of stolen cars from Russia.
“It should be stopped, otherwise Abkhazia will turn into a black hole,” he said.