De facto Abkhaz PM Ankvab put on artificial ventilation in Russia due to coronavirus

  • Russian doctors say that the health condition of de facto Abkhaz PM Alexander Ankvab is in critical condition. Photo: AW., 18 Jan 2021 - 16:42, Tbilisi,Georgia

De facto Prime Minister of Georgia’s Russian-occupied Abkhazia region and the former de facto president of Abkhazia Alexander Ankvab, 69, has been put on artificial ventilation by Russian doctors due to complications caused by coronavirus, local media outlets have reported earlier today.  

He tested positive for coronavirus on December 30, 2020 and was initially undergoing treatment at home. 

However, on January 4 he was transported to a local hospital and then, on January 7, to Russia due to serious health complications. 

Ankvab was appointed PM last year, following tension in the de facto region and the election of Aslan Bzhania as the new, de facto president of the region. 

Ankvab served as the de facto president of Abkhazia between 2011 and 2014 and resigned in June 2014. 

Between 2005-2012 six armed attacks were carried out on Ankvab. None of them have been investigated so far