The President of Republic of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh has passed away today morning

On the 29th of May early morning the President of the Republic of Abkhazia Sergey V. Bagapsh has died in Moscow.

A week ago he underwent a surgery on his right lung which, according to doctors, passed successfully. However, later Sergey Bagapsh's state became much worse; he was put on a ventilator. Despite the measures taken doctors failed to help to derive the President out of a coma: he died without regaining consciousness.

The mourning ceremony for S.V. Bagapsh will be held in Moscow on the 30th of May, Monday.

The President of the Republic of Abkhazia will be buried at his native village Dzhgerda. The funeral data will be finally specified after the Security Council and Government sessions today at 12 and 1 p.m.

The Presidential duties after his hospitalization are handed to the Vice-President Alexander Ankvab.




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