According to TASS, the journalist asked Putin when Russia "will begin to withdraw its troops from the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia."

“When will we make such a decision,” the Russian president answered.

At the same time, she said that Russia had already undertaken similar obligations.

“We always fulfill our obligations,” Putin emphasized.

In 2016, Putin ratified an agreement on a joint force grouping of the Armed Forces of Russia and the Republic of Abkhazia.