Russian warships enter Abkhazia's territorial waters

A Russian naval task force entered the territorial waters of Abkhazia on Wednesday.

The warships' are supporting peace and stability in Abkhazia and its territorial waters, commander of the Novorossiisk naval base Vice-Admiral Sergei Menyailo told reporters.

"We control the territorial waters of Abkhazia and adjacent water areas. The vessels' task is to prevent transportation of arms. We're also performing a humanitarian mission. The task force includes landing ships, missile boasts and the missile cruiser "Moscow," Menyailo said

[Source: Itar Tass, Sukhum,27Aug08]

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