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Russiaís plans on restoration of railways in Abkhazia

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, December 5
Russian President Vladimir Putinís visit to Armenia was followed-up by various comments. Former Russian ambassador to Armenia, Vyacheslav Kovalenko, in particular, mentioned that restoration of Abkhazian segment of the railways connecting the South Caucasus with Russia is an important regional project. Kovalenko expressed optimism that when this project is implemented, it will facilitate the development of the entire region. However, in reality, the project faces difficulties concerning Azerbaijanís position. But still, Kovalenko thinks that the problem will be solved within the framework of the Customs Union.

Russia plans to involve Azerbaijan in the Customs Union and thus influence its position.