On Anniversary of South Ossetia War, Putin Visits Abkhazia

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Raul Khajimba, the de facto president of Abkhazia, in Pitsunda on August 8. (Photo: Russian Presidential Press Service)

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the breakaway republic of Abkhazia and pledged to support its “stability and independence” on the anniversary of the outbreak of war with Georgia in 2008.
 

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Joshua Kucera is the Turkey/Caucasus editor at EurasiaNet.org, and author of The Bug Pit. He is based in Istanbul.

On Anniversary of South Ossetia War, Putin Visits Abkhazia

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