Moscow, March 28 (RFE/RL) - Russia and
Abkhazia open talks in Moscow today on free naval goods traffic to
Abkhazia through the ports on the Black Sea.
RFE/RL Moscow correspondent quotes (unnamed) Russian Foreign
Ministry officials as saying that Abkhazian Prime Minister
Gennady Gulia and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Boris Pastukhov
will discuss goods delivery to Abkhazia.
The officials also said that Gulia may
meet with his Russian counterpart, Yevgeny Primakov, and Russian
Border Troops director Andrei Nikolayev.
The situation in Abkhazia and on its border with Russia worsened in
recent days, after Russia stepped up a blockade in the Black Sea.
The move followed reports that weapons were being transported by
sea to Abkhazia.