President of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh has passed away!

The official statement by the Presidency of the Republic of Abkhazia on the death of Sergey Bagapsh,
the serving President of Abkhazia:

The President of the Republic of Abkhazia Sergey V. Bagapsh has died today in 83. Moscow clinical hospital of the Federal Medical and Biologic Agency of Russia.

On May 21 he underwent a surgery on his right lung, which, according to doctors, had passed successfully. However, for the last two days Sergey Bagapsh's state of health worsened and he was put on a ventilator.

On May 28th the complications with his other organs were observed.

Despite the measures taken, doctors failed to help the president out of the state of coma.

This morning, without regaining consciousness, Sergey V. Bagapsh has died.

Christian Bzhania,
Official Representative of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia