Russia continues full financing of Abkhazia’s state security service
On May 26, 2023, the deputies of the de facto parliament of Abkhazia ratified additional protocols to the 2021 and 2020 agreements in the first and second final reading at the meeting of the spring session. The documents concern the conditions of co-financing of Abkhazian public agencies by the Russian Federation.
As a result of the bilateral ratification of the additional protocol to the co-financing agreement between Abkhazia and the Russian Federation, the Russian Federation will fully finance the salaries and pensions of the employees of the state security service of the republic of Abkhazia until January 2026. The agreement was originally signed on February 28, 2023 in Moscow. In their turn, the Abkhaz MPs unanimously supported the document. As a result, funds continue to flow from the Russian Federation to the security service of Abkhazia; As the locals point out, the funding has increased.
As far as the Democracy Research Institute is informed, the fact that the state security service of Abkhazia is fully financed by Russia is unacceptable for part of the population of Abkhazia; It is obvious to them that due to being fully financed by a foreign state, the security service of Abkhazia represents and protects the interests of Russia, not their own.