Russia to finance modernization of Abkhazia’s Armed Forces

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Read: 641     17:49     23 August 2019    

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Abkhazian Defense Minister Mirab Kishmaria have signed the agreement on financing the costs of the modernization of the republic’s armed forces.


"Today we will study and sign the agreement on further development of our military-technical cooperation and the modernization of the Armed Forces of Abkhazia. Welcome to Moscow," Shoigu said at the meeting with his Abkhazian counterpart.

He reiterated that Russia and Abkhazia enjoy common defense and security space. "We were the first to recognize the republic’s independence and we continue to offer it comprehensive help. The documents and agreements signed in 2014 and 2015 and, naturally, our military base, which we are strengthening and which is a guarantor of stability thanks to our joint efforts, are of great importance," Shoigu highlighted.

The Abkhazian defense minister, for his part, expressed gratitude for Russia’s contribution to the republic’s security. "The fact that the seventh base and the joint group that we set up is providing security is of special gratitude. [This is] first of all your merit, the merit of your officers and generals who are providing security jointly with our officers and generals and the defense ministry. I reiterate my gratitude for the statehood that our armies are providing," Kishmaria concluded.

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Russia to finance modernization of Abkhazia’s Armed Forces

2019/08/1566563497.jpg
Read: 642     17:49     23 August 2019    

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Abkhazian Defense Minister Mirab Kishmaria have signed the agreement on financing the costs of the modernization of the republic’s armed forces.


"Today we will study and sign the agreement on further development of our military-technical cooperation and the modernization of the Armed Forces of Abkhazia. Welcome to Moscow," Shoigu said at the meeting with his Abkhazian counterpart.

He reiterated that Russia and Abkhazia enjoy common defense and security space. "We were the first to recognize the republic’s independence and we continue to offer it comprehensive help. The documents and agreements signed in 2014 and 2015 and, naturally, our military base, which we are strengthening and which is a guarantor of stability thanks to our joint efforts, are of great importance," Shoigu highlighted.

The Abkhazian defense minister, for his part, expressed gratitude for Russia’s contribution to the republic’s security. "The fact that the seventh base and the joint group that we set up is providing security is of special gratitude. [This is] first of all your merit, the merit of your officers and generals who are providing security jointly with our officers and generals and the defense ministry. I reiterate my gratitude for the statehood that our armies are providing," Kishmaria concluded.

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