De-facto Abkhazia Joins Russia’s Sanctions Against Turkey

The de-facto government of the occupied Abkhazia region has joined the Russians in sanctions against Turkey following tensions between the two countries.

The statement released by the de-facto government said the possible economic measures will be formulated until January 20th. In particular, the so-called government plans to ban the import of certain goods from Turkey, impose control on Turkish organizations and prohibit their action.

According to the de-facto authorities in Abkhazia, the decision comes in accordance with the so-called agreement on alliance and strategic partnership with Russia in 2014.

Relations between Turkey and Russia have been strained since Turkey shot down a Russian jet in late November 2015. Russia recognized Abkhazia as an independent state in 2009, installing its marionette regime in the governmental institutions.

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