Ukraine criticizes Russia-Abkhazia treaty

Ukrainian authorities condemned and did not recognise the document signed between Russia and Abkhazia., 26 Nov 2014 - 12:18, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s close neighbour Ukraine is condemning the ‘Alliance and Strategic Partnership’ treaty signed this week between Russia and Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia.

The Ukrainian authorities made their opinion clear at a special briefing, said Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yevgeny Perebeinos yesterday.

"Ukraine condemns and does not recognize this document. This step is another proof of how Russia ignores the international law,” Perebeinos said.

"This is a deliberate provocation, which is directed towards destabilisation of situation in the Black Sea region and presents a threat to the world and the whole European space,” he said.

The Ukrainian spokesperson also noted Ukraine, which was suffering from the aggressive actions of Russia, confirmed its full support towards Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and called on the democratic world to prevent further destruction of security.

The Russia-Abkhazia deal was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and breakaway Abkhazia’s de facto leaderRaul Khajimba on November 24 in Sochi, Russia.