New authorities leave former Abkhaz President Ankvab with no security

New Abkhaz authorities have left former President Alexander Ankvab with no state security.

New Abkhaz authorities have left former President Alexander Ankvab with no state security.

"Apparently, I have become a private citizen for the new Abkhaz authorities. And so I was left with no security," Ankvab told Interfax on Thursday.

"I am in Moscow now," Ankvab said.

Several attempts have been made at Ankvab's life, in particular in July 2007, in August and November 2011, in January and February 2012. Two presidential guards died during the latest assassination.

Ankvab resigned on June 1 following mass protests against his policy. Early presidential elections are scheduled in Abkhazia for August 24.

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