Russia removes its troops from Abkhazia and deprives it of defence

The press-service of the Defence Ministry reported today that the strength of Russian army in Georgia will be cut down in the near future. First of all, it concerns military material in the base in Gadauta (the territory of Abhkazia). The cutting down will be realised in concordance with the Agreement on Adaptation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, signed in Istanbul on November 19, 1999 and Russian-Georgian statement made in 2000, November 17, Ria-Novisti reports.