Russian troops launch mass drills close to Ukraine

Russia launched major military exercises on Thursday, with thousands of troops taking part in war games across the country, including in the annexed Crimean peninsula and southern regions near Ukraine.

Putin sparks Georgia fury with 'annexation' deal in Abkhazia

Russia cemented control over neighbouring Georgia's rebel Abkhazia region on Monday with a "strategic partnership" deal that the Georgian government said amounts to annexation.

Georgia warns Russia against `annexing` its separatist region

 Georgia on Wednesday warned Russia against taking further steps to integrate its separatist region of Abkhazia, saying it would create new security problems in Europe.

Abkhazia parliament calls on president to quit

The parliament of Abkhazia, a small breakaway republic in the Caucasus, has voted for the resignation of the president, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid: Reports

Opposition protesters stormed the presidency in Abkhazia overnight in what the leader of the Georgian breakaway region called a coup attempt, Russian news agencies said today.

Russian diplomat shot dead in Abkhazia

Unknown assailants shot dead a Russian diplomat in the capital of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, also seriously injuring his wife, authorities in the separatist territory said.

Russia foils terror plot targeting Sochi Olympics

Three men suspected of being ringleaders of a cell of the North Caucasus-based terrorist group Caucasus Emirate were arrested in Abkhazia.

Breakaway Georgian region elects president

The vice president of the breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia has won the
presidential election, authorities said.

Georgia`s Abkhaz leader Bagapsh dies in Moscow hospital

Bagapsh was re-elected as head of the separatist region by a crushing margin in 2009.

Russia deploys air defence missiles in Abkhazia

Russia on Wednesday said it had deployed
its potent S-300 air defence missile systems in Georgia`s self
declared independent province of Abkhazia, which sees it as threat to regional
stability and NATO.

Medvedev visits Abkhazia since Georgia war

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Abkhazia since Moscow`s war with Tbilisi two years ago.

Leader of rebel Abkhazia `wins re-election`

Separatist leader Sergei Bagapsh has won a re-election victory in rebel Abkhazia in a vote considered illegitimate by most of the world but hailed by Russia, election officials said on Sunday.

Rebel Abkhazia elects president in `illegitimate` vote

The rebel region of Abkhazia went to the polls Saturday to elect a president in a vote viewed as illegitimate by most of the world but championed by Russia, the region`s main sponsor.

Georgia`s rebel Abkhazia adopts Russian phone code

Georgia`s breakaway Abkhazia region, recognised as an independent state by Russia, has cut another of its ties with Georgia by adopting Russia`s international dialling code.

Russia to build military base in Abkhazia

Russia is planning to build a military base in Abkhazia with the latest utilities and a good encampment, according to an official.