Friday, February 12, 2010
Russian Coast Guard ready to face Georgian vessels in Abkhazian waters
Moscow February 12, 2010 (RIAN) - Russian Coast Guard is ready to prevent possible tension in Abkhazian territorial waters in case of Georgian ships appear in the area, said Gen. Col. Vyacheslav Dorokhin, first deputy chief of Russian FSB Frontier Service at Thursday's press conference.
"Presence of Russian frontiersmen seems to be constraining factor preventing escalation of the conflict there and deterring use of arms", said the general.
He reminded words of Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh that the republic's armed forces and frontier service would use weapons in case of violation of Abkhazian territorial waters.
According to Mr. Dorokhin, Russian frontiersmen being a guarantor for peace and stability in the region have the mission to shut out any escalation.