As Russia pushed into Georgia, Abkhazian forces opened a second front and attacked the Kodori
Black sea trout smolt (Salmo trutta labrax) in the Kodori
River, Abkhaz SSR Georgian SSR USSR.
Abhaasi kes ametlikult sAaAaAeA jas ei osalenud, sai Gruusialt tagasi viimase o oma territooriumist Kodori
Russia accused Georgia of mobilization of troops in the Kodori
Gorge and increased its number of Russian troops.
In July 2006, a warlord in the Kodori
Gorge area of northern Abkhazia, where many ethnic Svans reside, foreswore his nominal allegiance to the Georgian government.
Sukhumi and later, on September 30, they began controlling almost the whole territory of Abkhazia, excluding the Kodori
In Chechnya, the Russian government appointed warlords (Kadyrov father and son) as a matter of convenience to suppress the insurgency, but in Georgia, Shevardnadze tolerated the warlords of two enclaves (Abashidze of Ajara and Kvitsiani of Upper Kodori
), who had emerged out of the disorganization caused by the disintegration of the Soviet Union, as a temporary modus vivendi.
During this period the new government in Georgia successfully reincorporated the autonomous Adjaria region (May 2004), and shortly thereafter reclaimed control of the Kodori
Gorge region in Abkhazia (July 2006).
(12) The Abkhazians, who were forced to withdraw from the capital Sukhumi, managed to assemble and drive the Georgian forces--except in the Gali and Kodori
Gorge regions--out of Abkhazia.
[Georgia] has quietly been making military preparations, particularly in western Georgia and Upper Kodori
. A number of powerful advisers and structures around President Mikheil Saakashvili appear increasingly convinced a military operation in Abkhazia is feasible and necessary.