Georgia drones 'downed' in Abkhazia | News | Al Jazeera

Georgia drones 'downed' in Abkhazia

Breakaway region of Abkhazia announces that it has 'destroyed' spy aircraft.

    Abkhaz claim
     
    Interfax, a Russian news agency, quoted a representative of Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazia's leader, as saying that two unmanned airborne drones were shot down on Sunday.
     
    Georgia earlier alleged that a Russian MiG-29 military aircraft had shot down a Georgian spy aeroplane on April 20.
     
    Tbilisi called that incident "an act of [Russian] aggression".
     
    Relations between Georgia, a former Soviet region, and Russia have worsened in recent weeks.
     
    Moscow recently said it was strengthening ties with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, another Georgian region which is looking to secede.
     
    While Georgia wants to integrate with the West and in particular, the Nato military alliance, Moscow is concerned that Western influence is eroding Russian authority in its border regions.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The State of Lebanon

    The State of Lebanon

    Amid deepening regional rivalries what does the future hold for Lebanon's long established political dynasties?

    Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

    Exploited, hated, killed: Italy's African fruit pickers

    Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse.