A political event of the Bloc of opposition forces will take place on July 5.
According to the available information, it is possible that in the course of this event, provocative calls and deliberately impossible demands will be made, which will aim to destablise the situation and possibly sabotage the referendum taking place on July 10. The supporters of the opposition might choose this course of action because of their uncertainty that the outcome of the all-national voting would be in their favour.
President Raul Khadzhimba is in favour of civilised and lawful forms of political struggle. The Decree on the calling of the referendum, which was signed by the President, guarantees all the necessary conditions for the free expression of will by the citizens.
We call on our citizens not to yield to provocations, no matter where they come from. We assure them that the government will undertake all the necessary lawful measures to preserve stability, ensure compliance with the rule of law and protect the constitutional order.
Press Service of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia