We have paid attention to the comments and estimations, which appeared in various Russian mass media concerning detention of the citizen A.R. Avidzba by law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Abkhazia.
While voicing their personal opinions about this case, some Russian journalists and public figures consciously distort the existing situation, trying to shift accents and making absurd statements about the alleged change of foreign policy of the Abkhazian state in favor of Georgia and NATO.
We consider such statements as an obvious and planned provocation aimed at discrediting of the image of the Republic of Abkhazia. Apparently, the authors of such "loud" statements hope to bring some uncertainty in the Abkhaz-Russian interstate cooperation, which has a strategic nature.
Such journalists and public figures are trying to create a far-fetched information occasion and thus attract additional attention to their information and socio-political projects, which have proved to be odious and not objective resources.
We would like to emphasize that the events unfolding around the citizen Avidzba A.R. are exclusively internal in nature and have no foreign policy implications.
Calls of some Russian journalists and public figures to official authorities of the Russian Federation about necessity of intervention in the situation with arrest and detention of Avidzba A.R. are absolutely ungrounded and inadmissible.
The position of official authorities of the Russian Federation in this case was quite clearly reflected in the statement of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Abkhazia, which noted that the situation is "exclusively an internal matter of the Republic of Abkhazia, belonging to the competence of its law enforcement and judicial authorities».
We consider categorically unacceptable any interference in the internal affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia and consider such attempts as politically motivated provocation aimed at artificial creation of negative information background around the Abkhaz-Russian interstate strategic partnership.