The Georgian Foreign Ministry condemned the new agreement as a “step towards the de facto annexation” of Abkhazia. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned the treaty and said the Alliance strongly supports Georgia`s sovereignty. The agreement with Abkhazia appears to reflect Moscow`s fears that Saakashvili`s party could make a political comeback and push for stronger relations with the West. The agreement, published on the Kremlin`s website, provides for a common defense and security space and provides for the “protection of the border of the state of the Republic of Abkhazia with Georgia” of Russia. On 6 and 7 March 2003, Georgian President Eduard Sheverdnadze and Russian President Vladimir Putin again signed a new agreement, which should include economic rehabilitation, the resumption of railway networks and the attraction of international investment. This would turn into disappointment, especially for Georgians.   The Sochi Agreement (also known as the Dagomys-Convention (Russian: Дагомысские соглашения), official Russian name: “Cоглашениение о приннирного урегулирования грузино-осетинского конфликта”) was a ceasefire agreement that would have marked the end of the Georgian-Osselist and Georgian-Abkhaz conflicts, which on 24 June Georgia and Russia were signed in Sochi on 6 June 1992. 1993. The Abkhaz de facto government asserts that the adoption of the programme is “a logical follow-up” to the Strategic Alliance and Partnership Agreement. Law on the ratification of the agreement between Russia and Abkhazia on a joint group of forces The Russian presidency, however, said on its website: “The agreement provides for full freedom of movement on the border between Russia and Abkhazia, taking into account the restrictions imposed for security reasons.” The criticism came on Tuesday a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the agreement with Abkhaz President Raul Khadzhimba in the Russian coastal city of Sochi, which allows the region to coordinate its foreign, economic, social and defense policy with Moscow. Once again, an agreement negotiated by Russia in 1993, the agreement on a ceasefire in Abkhazia and on a mechanism guaranteeing its respect, a moratorium on the use of force, the withdrawal of belligerents from the war zone within fifteen days, the creation of a Russian-Georgian-Abkhaz control group to monitor the ceasefire, the return of the Abkhaz Parliament to Sukhumi, the dispatch of United Nations observers to the region and the resumption of talks to settle the dispute. In August of the same year, UNOMIG was established as a United Nations monitoring force.
The ceasefire was violated on 27 September, when Abkhaz troops conquered Sukhumi and proclaimed victory. Pro-Georgian forces then withdrew to Tbilisi when Georgia joined the CIS and changed Russia`s attitude towards Georgia on the matter. . . .