By Brian Whitmore
When Russia recognized breakaway Abkhazia’s independence from Georgia in August 2008, very few countries followed suit. But there was nonetheless jubilation and gratitude in Sukhumi. Today, many Abkhaz are wondering whether the cost of Moscow’s support may have turned out to be a bit too high.
As a joint Abkhaz-Russian commission on border demarcation met in Moscow this week, residents of the territory became increasingly alarmed about reports that Russia was seeking to annex 160 square kilometers of Abkhaz territory.
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