SUKHUM / AQW'A — In a recent conversation with respected journalist Izida Chania, Adgur Ardzinba, Chairman of the Abkhazian People's Movement, shared his views on the pivotal challenges confronting Abkhazian society. The insightful interview is now available for readers on the RESPUBLIKA Telegram channel.
Addressing the contentious issue of the government's proposal to allow foreigners to purchase apartments, Ardzinba remarked, "The consensus among political factions, whether in the opposition or engaged in public outreach, and even among social activists and active citizens, is clear: we stand united against this move."
Ardzinba also delved into recent discussions surrounding the agreement to open the Sukhum airport. He acknowledged the necessity of the airport for Abkhazia, stating, "The consideration of reopening has been present since the war's conclusion. Yet, the current agreement might rank among the most detrimental in our nation's history. The sheer lack of foresight in such an arrangement is perplexing."
Additionally, Ardzinba critiqued the present administration's track record, alluding to a pattern of myopic initiatives rather than substantial reforms. Drawing attention to prior missteps like the railway loan and controversies surrounding mining, he emphasized, "Repeatedly, such ventures have backfired on the Abkhaz people.
The credibility of Aslan Bzhania, who has been caught in multiple untruths and has failed to deliver on his electoral commitments, is seriously in question. Can we truly place our faith in the initiatives and ideas of someone with a history of deception?"