On November 30 Georgian Foreign Minister Salome Zourabichvili condemned the visit by Russian Deputy Interior Minister and Deputy General Prosecutor to breakaway Abkhazia without the prior notification of Tbilisi.
She described the Russian officials’ move as “incorrect” and regarded the visit as “interference in Georgia’s internal affairs by Russia.”
A group of Russian Interior Ministry officials, led by First Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Chekalin, arrived in Sokhumi on November 30. The Russian delegation is also accompanied by the Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Kolesnikov.
A group of legal experts from the Russian Central Election Commission is also visiting Abkhazia.