Putin suggests building railway linking Moscow to Yerevan through Sukhumi and Tbilisi

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia and Abkhazia will consider creation of transit railways between Moscow, Sukhumi, Tbilisi and Yerevan, TASS reports.

“If all the parties agree, we believe it is possible to jointly consider this project and then construct transit railways, connecting Georgian cities of Sukhumi and Tbilisi with Armenia on one side and Russia on the other”, Putin told the media.

Putin made the statement after Russia and Abkhazia signed the Treaty on Allied Relations and Strategic Partnership.

The new treaty is based on the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation of 2008 that fixed Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia.

Under the treaty, Russia will extend the aid to Abkhazia to over $100 million (5 billion rubles) in 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

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