Moscow is starting visa-free system with Abkhazia and “South Ossetia”

Visa-free travel with the occupied regions of Georgia will be established by Russia soon. In March Moscow will ratify relevant agreements with puppet regimes in Sukhumi and Tskhinvali. The Duma committee for foreign affairs was instructed to prepare papers for consideration.

In particular, a special regime for stay of Russian militaries in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region was also determined. Soldiers-contractors and members of their families will be able to travel to the occupied territory with just their service passports. And recruits will need passports of Russian citizens and their military cards.

As to civilians, residents of Russia and the occupied territories will be able to pass through a checkpoint on the Psou and Roki with their internal documents. Thus, in fact, Moscow brings regulatory framework in line with the existing order of things.