30 years have passed since the fall of Sokhumi today. The military confrontation in Abkhazia began on August 14, 1992.
The “Abkhazian Guard” created by the decree of Vladislav Ardzinba opened fire near the village of Okhurei in Ochamchire district against the National Guard of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia which entering the territory of Abkhazia to protect the Sochi-Ingiri railway section
The State Council decided to send a National Guard to Abkhazia to protect the Sochi-Ingiri railway section after reaching an agreement with Vladislav Ardzinba on August 11. Despite the agreement, the Abkhazian Guard resisted the Georgian National Guard moving through Abkhazia in the Ochamchire and Gulrifshi districts and the city of Sukhumi, leading to hostilities in Abkhazia.
The military confrontation in Abkhazia lasted for 13 months and 13 days and ended on September 27, 1993, with the fall of Sokhumi and the defeat of the Georgian Armed Forces.