SUKHUMI, Georgia -- An opposition presidential candidate in Georgia's breakaway vicinity of Abkhazia is now feeling neatly after being hospitalized in Russia for uncertain motives, his group says.
Aslan Bzhania's team pointed out on March 5 that Bzhania flew from Moscow to the Black Sea resort metropolis of Sochi three days earlier and became hospitalized there as a result of he felt ill.
Bzhania became later put into an artificially prompted coma and transported to the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, his team said.
Russian media reports have reported that Bzhania was diagnosed with "poisoning with an unknown substance," an allegation rejected by way of Abkhazia's de facto performing president, Valery Bganba, as being a part of "makes an attempt to destabilize" the separatist region.
Media in Abkhazia pointed out Bzhania become hospitalized for "multisegmental pneumonia."
Bzhania's campaigners observed he met with Abkhaz de facto Deputy leading Minister Adgur Ardzinba in Krasnodar on March 5 to discuss the "social and political situation within the vicinity" forward of an early presidential election scheduled for March 22.
Ardzinba, together with the separatist executive's former indoors minister, Leonid Dzapshba, is additionally a presidential candidate. each suspended their crusade following Bzhania's hospitalization.
the previous leader of the breakaway region, Raul Khajimba, resigned in January following four days of opposition protests within the regional capital, Sukhumi.
The breakaway vicinity's parliament named de facto prime Minister Bganba as performing president and introduced that the cabinet would continue to be in place unless a brand new chief was elected.
Abkhazia and Georgia's other breakaway area of South Ossetia had been diagnosed as unbiased states with the aid of Moscow after a brief Russian-Georgian battle in 2008.
Georgia and most of the foreign neighborhood trust both areas to be occupied territories.