In the 15th year following the August war, Russia made an announcement concerning the construction of a road bridge that will link Kherson to Sukhumi, Abkhazian media outlets report.
According to information from the Federal Highway Agency of the Russian Federation, representatives from the governments of occupied Abkhazia and Russia have engaged in discussions regarding a draft intergovernmental agreement. This agreement pertains to the process of reconstructing, overhauling, and maintaining a bridge spanning the Psou River.
The proposed document outlines plans for both the reconstruction of an existing road bridge and the construction of a new E97 road bridge on the route connecting Kherson, Dzhankoy, Novorossiysk, Sochi, and Sukhumi. Upon the completion of these undertakings, ownership of both structures will be transferred to Russia. Currently, negotiations are underway to finalize the agreement text and determine its duration of validity.