<b>Abkhazia seeks independence recognition</b>
Georgia's breakaway republic Abkhazia will seek recognition for its de facto independence from Russia and the European Union, the republic's foreign minister said Thursday.
<b>Mobilization in Abkhazia</b>
Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh announced on Friday the partial mobilization of the de facto independent republic's military, citing fears that Georgian troops could cross over into the breakaway region.
"We are coming out with an appropriate response to action on the part of Georgia, which is concentrating its armed forces on the border with Abkhazia," Bagapsh said.
According to information sources in Sokhumi, a mobilization has been announced in Abkhazia. A correspondent statement was done by Abkhazian President Sergey Bagapsh on Friday evening. Bagapsh motivated this as an answer to current situation on the border with Georgia.
Abkhazian officials say that Georgian military forces are relocated in direction of the Abkhazian-Georgian border, but the first detachments have been brought there on Tuesday.
On Friday war maneuvers began in Abkhazia.
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<b>Russia moves additional forces into Abkhazia as Abkhazia votes in Russian elections</b>
Collective peacekeeping forces in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict have set up additional observation posts, an aide to the peacekeeping force commander said on Saturday.
Chairman of Russia's Central Election Commission Vladimir Churov dismissed the note of protest from the Georgian Foreign Ministry, over voting in the Russian presidential election in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Some 80 percent of Abkhazia's residents have Russian citizenship. The voting stations are opened on the premises of military sanatoria and other facilities belonging to the Russian Federation.
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"Abkhazian's are voting in <b>our</b> presidential elections and Russian troops are guaranteeing the peace and borders of Abkhazia. We wave our private parts in Georgia's general direction. What ya gonna do about it, eh?"
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