Abkhazia starts war with Georgia
The situation is escalating in Georgia’s second breakaway republic – Abkhazia. Its troops are on the move towards the security zone in the Gali region close to the border with Georgia. Meanwhile they are continuing a military operation to dislodge Georgian forces in the upper Kodori Gorge in northern Abkhazia.
The UN’s 15 military observers have been evacuated from the region after a request from the Abkhazian side.