13 Jul 2022 11:08

Abkhazia could be used for parallel imports of goods to Russia - Abkhaz president

UFA. July 13 (Interfax) - Abkhazia could be used to import goods to Russia from countries that have imposed sanctions on it, Abkhaz President Aslan Bzhania said.

"After a significant number of countries have imposed sanctions on Russia, we are certainly thinking of using our territory to implement a parallel import program, with our transit capabilities engaged," Bzhania said at a meeting at the administration of the Russian internal republic of Bashkortostan on Wednesday.

"This is a matter that could be discussed. We have two ports, and we have access to other countries. This is a channel that could be taken advantage of," he said.

An Abkhaz delegation led by Bzhania is currently on a working trip to Ufa.