Abkhazian President: New permanent stationing point of the Russian Navy will be established in Abkhazia

05.10.2023, Moscow.

An agreement on the establishment of a permanent stationing point for ships of the Russian Navy in the Ochamchira Bay in Abkhazia has been signed, President of the republic Aslan Bzhania said in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper on October 5.

“We have signed an agreement, and in the near future, there will be a permanent basing point for the navy in the Ochamchira district,” Bzhania told the newspaper Izvestia.

The politician noted that this decision will increase the defense capability not only of Russia, but also of Abkhazia. Bzhania also emphasized that despite the fact that in the field of military cooperation “a lot has already been done,” the countries have “many steps” to make.

“Russia provides us with support, our specialists constantly undergo advanced training in special institutions in Russia, so this issue, of course, never goes off the agenda,” Bzhania said.

Throughout the 2000s, Ochamchira Bay was used for joint basing of civilian ships and military boats of the Abkhazian Navy. In January 2009, the base was handed over to Russia. At the moment, patrol ships and coast guard boats of the FSB Border Guard Service are stationed there.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency