“On September 27, 1993, Sukhumi fell. Glory to the heroes!,” the US Embassy in Georgia wrote on Facebook in connection with the 29th anniversary of the fall of Sokhumi, occupied Abkhazia.
“29 years after the fall of Sukhumi, the pain that followed the Russian-backed massacre is palpable. This is the pain that was left in the hearts of the loved ones of tens of thousands of victims, and the pain that hundreds of thousands of displaced people live with every day. We always see in their eyes that their home is so close and yet so far.
On September 27, 1993, Sukhumi fell.
Glory to the heroes!,” the Embassy said.
September 27 is associated in Georgia with the loss of control over the breakaway region of Abkhazia and the ethnic cleansing of Georgians in the course of the Abkhazia War in 1993.