President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba made a statement after the meeting of the Security Council.
The President’s address states:
in connection with the latest events in Sukhum, I address you with a request to stay calm and not to give in to provocations. As guarantor of the Constitution, I have given all the necessary instructions so as not to allow the situation in the state to develop outside the limits of the law. In this difficult situation, we should continue to stay calm and not to endanger the existence of our state. All governmental institutions work as usual. The law enforcement bodies are on alert. If necessary, I will take measures to introduce a state of emergency in the state. This course of events has already been discussed at the Security Council”.