​Collective defense partnership: Russia and Abkhazia sign alliance

November 24, 2014 1:41 PM

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Russia and Abkhazia have signed a new partnership agreement, which includes a collective defense system, and extra aid to the former Georgian region. The Georgian opposition blamed its government for failing to prevent the signing of the document.

President Vladimir Putin and his Abkhazian counterpart Raul Khajimba, who was elected president in August, sealed the treaty on Monday in Sochi.

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