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The New Rights Party: Bendukidze is a spy; Saakashvili is an accomplice of Russia 2008-11-20 18:28 The New Rights, a Georgian opposition party, charged Kakha Bendukidze, the present-day Head of the State Chancellery, the ex-Minister of Economy and the ex-State Minister for Reforms Coordination of Georgia, of espionage for Russia.
Georgia will be forced to stop gas blockade of South Ossetia 2008-11-20 17:30 Members of OSCE should demand Georgia to stop gas blockade of South Ossetia immediately, stated today Anvar Azimov, Russian Permanent Representative in Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Abkhazia is content with the second round of discussions 2008-11-20 16:31 Abkhazia considers the discussions held in Geneva the first constructive dialog after war in South Ossetia, RIA-Novosti informs, alluding to Maxim Gvindzhia, the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the republic.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland visits Georgia 2008-11-20 15:52 On November 20th -21st Michael Martin, the Foreign Minister of Ireland, visits Tbilisi. According to Georgian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Irish Minister meets Grigol Mgaloblishvili, the PM and Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili, Georgian Foreign Affairs Minister, Regnum informs.
Russia demands to change status of OSCE and the UN missions in Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2008-11-20 14:18 Russia insists on changing the formal status of the monitoring missions of OSCE and the UN in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, announced Grigory Karasin, the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Russia, yesterday after Genovese consultations.
NATO Parliamentary Assembly adopted a special declaration on the conflict in Caucus 2008-11-20 13:28 At the 54th plenary session, that took place yesterday in Valencia, NATO Parliamentary Assembly adopted a special declaration on the conflict in Caucus.
Skirmish between Abkhazian border guards and Georgian policemen 2008-11-20 11:18 This morning in a lower part of Gal’s region a skirmish between Abkhazian border guards and Georgian policemen occurred.
Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands comes to Georgia 2008-11-20 11:03 Peter de Hoyer, the extraordinary emissary of Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry, and political director, arrives today in Tbilisi with an official 2-day visit, Georgia Times informs, alluding to Georgian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
South Ossetia and Abkhazia participated in Genovese discussions on equal terms 2008-11-20 10:29 "It’s of critical importance that at all negotiations all the three Caucasian states had absolutely equal representation", - said Grigory Karasin, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia yesterday in Geneva , at the press conference after the second round of the international discussions of situation in Caucus.
Native Georgia and even Europe are intimidated by Russia
Supposedly Russia is threatening them and dreams of coming back to the world as the reformed Soviet Empire. This is what Georgia’s foreign minister Ekaterina (Eke) Tkeshelashvili thinks or just says.
Geneva: we had a talk but the problems remain
The start of the second round of international negotiations on Transcaucasia was scheduled on November 18 in Geneva’s Palace of Nations. However on technical grounds the session was deferred to the next day. Eventually this place was the arena of the world diplomacy’s another failure.
Tbilisi wants reconciliation. But at what expense?
"Tbilisi is ready to patch up a comprehensive relationship with Russia, - Georgia's Minister of Economy Ekaterina Sharashidze stated. On November 18 the minister arrived in Rome at the conference on economic problems of South Caucasus.
South Ossetia has never withdrawn Russia
This viewpoint is substantiated by Historian and Political Analyst, Dr. Valery D. Dzidzoyev, Ph.D. (History), currently, Professor at Political Sciences Department in the Ossetian State University named after K.L. Khetagurov. His reasoned opinion actually presents an expert judgment based on historical facts that stood the test of time. Valery Dzidoev shared the details with Georgia Times correspondent.2008-11-20 14:16
Should the Georgian military be measured for NATO uniforms?
On 19th of November President Mikhail Saakashvili addressed the session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Valencia. Along with his traditional accusations against Moscow regarding the events in August, he also talked about Georgia’s plans to integrate into the Euroatlantic alliance. Meanwhile, the dreams of acquiring a longed for Membership Action Plan (MAP) are becoming ever more illusory…
Caucasus security talks productive
Practical steps to ensure security in the Caucasus and the return of refugees in the wake of the August conflict in South Ossetia have been agreed in Geneva. The second round of talks involved Russia and Georgia, while South Ossetia and Abkhazia took part in the discussions for the first time.
South Ossetia's war victims speak out
The conflict in South Ossetia in August may have been short, but the consequences will continue for a long time. A website has been set up by those affected by the fighting to allow fellow victims share stories and make sure no one ever forgets the tragedy and suffering of the people.
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