NATO regretted the visit of Putin to Abkhazia

NATO expresses regret over the visit of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Abkhazia without the consent of the official Tbilisi. On Tuesday, August 8, said the official representative of the Alliance Dylan white, according to Reuters.

“Vladimir Putin’s visit to Abkhazia the ninth anniversary of the armed conflict, harmed the international efforts to find a peaceful solution through negotiations,” said white.

Earlier it was reported that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili. Policy phoned two hours later, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin arrived in Abkhazia (the first reports about this appeared at about 17:00 GMT on 8 August). Both leaders condemned Putin’s visit to the partially recognized Republic.

The Russian leader’s visit to Abkhazia also denounced the Georgian foreign Ministry. According to authorities, the arrival of the President of the Republic violates international law.

Putin arrived in Abkhazia on a working visit, held talks with President Raul Khajimba in resort city of Pitsunda. In particular, politicians discussed the issues of defense and economy. According to the President of Russia, it is a great pleasure again to visit on Abkhazian soil.

Earlier, Putin three arrived in Abkhazia in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia in the early 1990-ies. In 2008, the self-proclaimed Republic was officially recognized by Russia after the unsuccessful attempt of the Georgian authorities the power to regain control over South Ossetia.