15-16 of March- the memory of 1993 March offensive.

15-16 of March there was an attempt of liberation of the capital of the Republic of Abkhazia Sukhum on Gumista front from Georgian invaders. The Armed forces of Abkhazia crossed the Gumista Lake and occupied the strategic positions on the outskirts of Sukhum.

However, the attack failed and was unsuccessful. The war veterans remember this attack as a turning point in the war, which will remain forever in our memory as “March attack”. During the failed attempt of liberation of capital of our homeland 222 soldiers of the Abkhaz Army were killed, 23 were missing.