A Russian Land Grab In Abkhazia

that Russia was seeking to annex 160 square kilometers of Abkhaz territory.The opposition Abkhaz newspaper “Novy den” reported earlier this month that Russia has sent a proposal to Abkhazia’s de facto authorities asking them to cede a sliver of land in the territory’s Gagra region.
The land in question is in a mountainous area near the Psou River, which forms Abkhazia’s natural boundary with Russia.
It is also close to Russia’s Krasnaya Polyana ski resort, a key venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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