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Russia financially supports occupied territories

By Messenger Staff
Monday, January 13
The Russian Federation plans to financially assist the de facto regimes of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2014-2016. It intends to allot $90 million to each of them. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued an instruction on January 4 to start financing Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Georgian government immediately protested by labeling this decision as a gross violation of international legislation.

This will not be considered a step to regulate relations with Georgia. The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Davit Zalkaliani, said Georgia that plans to inform the international organizations and parties involved in peaceful regulation of the conflict in detail, in particular at the Geneva negotiations.