UN backs Georgia on return of refugees
The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on internally displaced persons and refugees from Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia. It spells out the necessity for a schedule of voluntary return of people to Abkhazia who fled hostilities in the e
The plan was drawn up by the Georgian delegation to the UN.
Abkhazia unilaterally declared its independence from Georgia in 1992, but the international community has not recognised it as a sovereign state.
The declaration of independence led to a full-scale military operation against Abkhazia by Tbilisi.
The conflict claimed thousands of lives, forcing more than 250 thousand ethnic Georgians leave their homes.