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8 Dec, 2006 15:48

Abkhazia may cut off energy supplies to Georgia

Abkhazia may cut off energy supplies to Georgia

The Abkhazian president Sergey Bagapsh has said energy supplies to Georgia could be cut off as the response to Georgia refusing to release the Abkhazian head of the local administration, Fridon Chakaberiya.

Mr Chakaberiya was arrested by the Georgian authorities earlier on Thursday, accused of drug trafficking.

The comment of Mr Bagapsh came after the breakaway republic of Abkhazia closed the border with Georgia.

These actions of both Georgian and Abkhazian authorities could only add to difficulties that relations between Georgia and Abkhazia have already been facing for a long time.

Anyway, now frontier posts on the Georgian-Abkhazian border are open only to the citizens of Abkhazia.