Deja vu: Abkhazian Foreign Ministry announced resumption of flights of Georgian bespilotnikov

Georgia has resumed flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (BPLA) over the territory of Abkhazia, according to the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic. Two bespilotnika Abkhaz border guards were reported on 7 July at 22:00 in the vicinity of the village of Saber. A further two aircraft registered in 23:35 in the vicinity of the village Huhun Tkvarchalskogo district.

Representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic declares that the first two bespilotnika went deep into the Gali district. The Abkhaz side fears that the provocative actions of Georgia may lead to further escalation of the conflict. Representatives of Russia and Georgia have not commented on what happened.

Georgian BPLA has conducted aerial reconnaissance over Abkhazia and South Ossetia last summer, shortly before the Georgian-Ossetian conflict.

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