Moscow has accused Georgia of preparing to invade Abkhazia, and says it is boosting Russian forces there and in the South Ossetia region. Georgia has reacted angrily to the Russian move, which its prime minister called “irresponsible”.
The EU also urged caution; saying to increase troop numbers would be unwise given current tensions. Russia’s foreign minister said his country was not preparing for war but would “retaliate” to any attack. Russia says Georgia is massing 1,500 soldiers and police in the upper Kodori Gorge, the only part of Abkhazia which remains under government control.
Is never quiet in the eastern front!