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What's Ajaras stance on the South Ossetia/Abkhazia conflict?

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posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 04:15 PM
For those that are unaware, Ajara, also known as Ajaria, is Georgia's third semiautonomous region, located in the south west of Georgia.

I have tried searching to see the stance Ajara has had on the recent conflict in Georgia. The most I could find was a small crisis in 2004.

The Ajaria crisis refers to a political crisis in Georgia’s Ajarian Autonomous Republic, then led by Aslan Abashidze, who refused to obey the central authorities after President Eduard Shevardnadze’s ouster during the Rose Revolution of November 2003. The crisis threatened to develop into military confrontation as both sides mobilized their forces at the internal border. However, Georgia’s post-revolutionary government of President Mikheil Saakashvili managed to avoid bloodshed and with the help of Adjarian opposition reasserted its supremacy. Abashidze was forced into exile in May 2004.

Why haven't they also gone up in arms to join S.O. and Abkhazia? The only reason I can think of is they are more isolated as Abkhazia and S.O. border Russia while Ajara borders Turkey. Abkhazia and Ajara are still connected by the Black Sea so it's not like they're completely isolated.

Does anyone have information on whether Ajara has been covertly helping the other two semiautonomous regions in the north?

Any help would be appreciated. There's no conspiracy angle to this, it's just that I have always been curious as to why Ajara has never gotten any mention while S.O. and Abkhazia are in the limelight.

[edit on 21-8-2008 by ben420]

posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 10:15 PM
Can i bump a thread? I actually dont have a contribution but I think this is a well- resaerched topic that could get some attention now.

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