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As before, Baku and Ankara block the thought of opening the road passing through Abkhazia, whereas Tbilisi depends on them a lot to be able to insist otherwise.

Russian political scientist and historian Alexander Krylov told the aforementioned to Armenian, when asked to comment on the Russia-Georgia talks on this matter.

In his words, even though something may come about on technical issues, the principal obstacles before this matter are in another dimension, as both Azerbaijan and Turkey uproot this idea.

“Georgia has already favored the opening of the road, but it is dependent a lot on its western and eastern neighbors to be able to resist their pressure,” Krylov said. “The main reason for Baku’s and Ankara’s hindering it is apparent: the interests of Armenia. The routes passing through Abkhazia and South Ossetia will strengthen its ties with Russia, and make them more stable.”

Alexander Krylov added, however, that Russia had always supported this idea. 

To note, Zurab Abashidze, the Georgian PM’s special representative for relations with Russia, had issued a statement, according to which Armenia should not pin hopes on the opening of the Abkhazia corridor.

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