The de facto authorities in Georgia’s Russian-controlled Abkhazia region, said earlier this week that they were "seriously worried" by the statement of the chairman of Georgian Dream ruling party, Irakli Kobakhidze, about holding a referendum on the opening of the second front for Russian, which, as Kobakhidze already explained, was sarcasm and not an initiative.
The representatives of the breakaway region, spoke about this issue on September 14 during a meeting with co-chairs of General International Discussions on Georgia’s conflict issues, with de facto deputy minister of foreign affairs, Irakli Tuzhba,.stating that “Sokhumi is closely monitoring the situation in the region, as well as the current internal political processes in Georgia, including Kobakhidze's statement”.
"We all understand well what is meant by the second front and it seriously worries us," Tuzhba said.
He urged the co-chairs to "react to such threats" because it "poses a threat to stability and security in the region".
In the context of the"threat", the de facto deputy minister pointed at recent Noble Partner exercises in the Georgian capital.
On September 13, Kobakhidze once again accused the high-ranking officials of the Ukrainian government of intending to drag Georgia in the military conflict, saying: "we can conduct a poll, a plebiscite, whether people want to open a second front in Georgia or not. We can follow and see what people say."
Kobakhidze's statement has caused confusion outside the country.