Russian tourists have to stand for hours in traffic jams of many kilometres on the Abkhazian section of the Russian-Georgian border. And this is despite the fact that the governor of the Krasnodar Krai Alexander Tkachev, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin himself publicised work that was done in this area on expansion and improvement of the checkpoint and creation of a new vehicle crossing.
In occupied Abkhazia they are very dissatisfied with work of Russian border guards. As Sukhumi "prime minster" Leonid Lakerbay, who described the situation on the border of as "bad", noted many kilometres of traffic line are observed both on the new vehicle crossing and pedestrian crossing and people have to stand for hours in the heat of sun.
“Up to 70 buses are stuck at the new checkpoint, and this at the time when its capacity is 100 buses a day," – Lakerbay told Interfax.
He called lack of personnel from the Russian side as the main reason for the low capacity of border check points: the passport control booths are empty.