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The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe concerned by proposed ''integration'' treaty between Russia and self-proclaimed ''Republic of Abkhazia''

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Michael Aastrup Jensen (Denmark, ALDE) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC), have expressed their deep concern at the treaty proposed by Russia for "alliance and integration" between the Russian Federation and the self-proclaimed "Republic of Abkhazia"."This proposed agreement violates international law and is another example of the creeping annexation of the Georgian region of Abkhazia by the Russian Federation," they said. "Instead of creating new barriers between peoples, Russia should rather encourage and facilitate contacts between people residing in Abkhazia and those in the rest of Georgia."