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Georgia: Abkhaz PM Survives Assassination Attempt

Georgia: Abkhaz Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt

By Jean-Christophe Peuch

Prague, 1 March 2005 (RFE/RL) -- In Georgia's separatist republic of Abkhazia, Prime Minister Aleksandr Ankvab survived an overnight assassination attempt as he was traveling to the Black Sea resort of Gudauta. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, Ankvab said he believes the assassination attempt was carried out by people opposed to policies of the new leadership. He also denied speculation that the attack was connected to growing disagreements among government officials.

Citing his government's efforts to curb organized crime and corruption, Ankvab told RFE/RL today that recent policies might have aroused animosity in some circles: "Forces that do not like the course taken by the new Abkhaz leadership could be behind this [assassination attempt]. Our policy aims at combating crime, strengthening discipline, and bringing order into the economy. There is an entire category of people whom this does not suit."

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