23 September 2019, 18:02

Vladimir Putin orders to allocate money for army of Abkhazia

The President of Russia instructed the Minister of Defence to sign an agreement proposed by the Russian government with Abkhazia on financing the costs of modernizing the armed forces of the republic.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the amount of financial assistance that Russia allocated to Abkhazia in 2018-2019 was estimated at about 3.24 billion roubles.

On September 22, Vladimir Putin instructed the Minister of Defence to accept the proposal of the Russian government and sign an agreement with Abkhazia on financing the costs of modernization of the republic's armed forces, reports the resolution posted today on the official legal information portal.

The text of the resolution does not disclose the amount of planned funding.

On September 13, the Russian government approved a draft agreement on the modernization of the Armed Forces of Abkhazia. According to the project, it was decided to allocate the money, in particular, for the phased unification of military command standards, material and technical support, and social payments to soldiers and officers, the "Kommersant" reports today.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 23, 2019 at 01:53 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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