It is believed that Vladimir Putin has signed a deal to have the Black Sea Fleet permanently stationed on the coast of Abkhazia which was captured during the Russian war in Georgia.
Moscow tabloid, Izvestia was told by Aslan Bzhania, leader of the region, that Putin will soon have a Naval base of “permanent point of deployment.”
Bzhania, the Russian installed president of Abkhazia, said the agreement had been made for a Russian Naval base in the Ochamchira region.
The Express reported that Bzhania said, “We have signed an agreement, and in the near future there will be a permanent base of the Russian Navy in the Ochamchira district.
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“This is all aimed at increasing the level of defence capability of both Russia and Abkhazia, and this kind of interaction will continue.
“There are also things I can’t talk about.”
This means that the new Naval base will fire cruise missiles from the Georgian breakaway region on to Ukraine, which will see retaliation strike in the country dragging it in to Putin’s war.
The Express was shown documents by Georgian officials, and David Kezerashvili, who was Georgia’s defence minister during the 2008 Russian invasion, warned of an unfolding disaster if true.
Kezerashvili warned, “This is a major development which will ratchet up tensions in the region, and it is crystal clear now that Russia aims to drag Georgia into the current conflict in Ukraine.
“Ukraine has been hugely successful at targeting Russia’s navy in Crimea, with the result being that the Kremlin now feels it needs to relocate.
“In addition, Putin is also sending a signal to the West that it needs to stay out of Georgia.
“The nightmare scenario for the West is that Russia starts launching attacks on Ukraine from territory that is legally Georgia’s, or alternatively that Ukraine feels obliged to strike first in Georgia’s direction.