ISSUED BY THE PRESIDIUM OF THE STATE COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA on the
Current Situation in Abkhazia
The Presidium of the State Council of the Republic of Georgia notes that despite the numerous official warnings
and collegial advises offered to the Abkhazian leadership to desist from
voluntarism and denounce violent methods in carrying out personnel policy, the
Abkhaz leadership continues its destructive actions.
On 24 June 1992 in Sukhumi, armed individuals surrounded the building of the
Ministry of Interior, and inflicted serious body-injury to G. Lominadze - the
Minister of Interior of Abkhazia. This fact resulted in expression of
indignation by the population of the Autonomous Republic, especially by ethnic
Georgians-as a result acts of disobedience occurred (more than half of regional
and town departments of the Ministry of Interior do not obey the Ministry),
full scale industrial strike was declared, for several hours electricity supply
and telecommunication means have been disrupted and there were serious outages
in functioning of other means of communication as well. There is a serious
danger of further escalation of the situation that would lead to chaos and the
situation may become uncontrollable.
According to the information available to the
State Council, the considerable part of the population of Abkhazia does not
trust and does not obey the Chairman of Supreme Council of Abkhazia.
Taking into the current situation, the Presidium
of the State Council of the Republic of Georgia decrees:
1. In order to avoid further deterioration of the
situation and potential for contradictions and clashes, Mr. T. Nadareishvili -
the First Deputy Chair of the Supreme Council of Abkhazia- is entrusted with a
task of coordinating of emergency measures aimed at stabilization of the
2. Mr. T. Nadareishvili, in association with Mr.
V. Ardzinba - the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Abkhazia and Abkhaz
deputies, political parties and leadership of regions are entrusted with a task
of undertaking all necessary measures aimed at overcoming the current
difficulties and restoring normal tempo of life.
3. Mr. Nadareishvili shall inform the State
Council and the Interim Government of Georgia about the measures undertaken and
the ongoing processes.
Presidium of the State Council of the Republic of Georgia.
(Newspaper “Svobodnaya Gruzia”, # 84, 2 July 1992)