It has been almost 15 years since ethnic Abkhaz militias won a bloody war for independence from Georgia, in which thousands were killed and 250,000 Georgians - around half of Abkhazia's population - fled their homes. But in Gali, the only area where some of the refugees have been allowed to return, it looks as if the fighting has only just ended.
One has to wonder at the timing of the bombing campaign here.
Which geopolitical entities might love to see Russia distracted with a yet another regional dust-up in the Balkans?
Perhaps those entities which are preparing for some kind of attack against one of Russia's other neighboring countries where it has a great of financial interests??