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Separatists bargain with Armenia

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, July 15
The Armenian community in Abkhazia wants to activate the issue of reconstructing the Abkhazian segment of Georgian railways in the separatist controlled territory. They highlight that the entry of Armenia into the Eurasian Union has brought the issue on the agenda. The side claims that the route will be efficient through connecting Russia to Armenia, for export, import and so on. The parliament of the de-facto independent state of Abkhazia has raised the issue recently, stressing that it should be discussed only in the case of Armenia recognizing Abkhazian independence. The Abkhaz MPs protested the term of an Abkhaz-Georgian railway segment. According to them, Abkhazia is a different state, and therefore all three sides, including Georgia, need to be at the table to negotiate such a deal.