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Archive by 2008-11-24
Euro Commission is waiting for precise information on firing in Akhalgori 2008-11-24 17:47 Christiana Homan, the spokesperson of European Commission, announces that the EU is worried a lot about the recent incident with the motorcade of Georgian and Polish Presidents. They are waiting for additional information to clear out this issue.
The Speaker of Polish Parliament called the incident in Akhalgori “not serious” 2008-11-24 16:59 The Marshal (Speaker) of Polish Sejm, Bronislaw Komorovsky, called the incident with the supposed firing of the car with Polish President inside, “not serious”, RIA-Novosti informs.
Saakashvili said he wouldn’t be the President 2008-11-24 16:57 Mikhail Saakashvili, the leader of Georgia, states he will run for the President no more, Interfax states.
Saakashvili’s press service commented upon the incident with presidential motorcade 2008-11-24 15:37 Press service of the President of Georgia issued an official comment upon the incident occurred on Sunday evening, when the motorcade of Georgian and Polish leaders was supposedly fired in Akhalgori, Novosti Gruzii (News of Georgia) informs.
Kaczynski asked to blame no-one for the incident in Georgia 2008-11-24 15:06 Lech Kaczynski, the President of Poland, asked to blame no-one for the incident in Georgia.
Over 350 prisoners amnestied in Georgia 2008-11-24 13:40 Mikhail Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, signed a decree on amnesty for 366 prisoners.
Georgian National Security Council Secretary: terrorist act against high-ranking officials occurred 2008-11-24 12:55 Alexander Lomaya, the Secretary of Georgian National Security Council, qualified the Sunday incident near Akhalgory region as a terrorist act against high-ranking state officials, Nasha Abkhazia (Our Abkhazia) informs.
Saakashvili: firing presidential motorcade is a”Russian improvisation” 2008-11-24 12:19 Shots, heard from South Ossetian territory by Georgian and Polish Presidents on Sunday, were the reaction of Russian side to the appearance of the motorcade, stated Mikhail Saakashvili at his joint press conference with Lech Kaczynski, Day.Az informs.
Russian army didn’t fire Georgian territory 2008-11-24 11:50 Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs state, that Russian forces in South Ossetia didn't fire Georgian territory, and Tbilisi "passes desirable for reality".
Polish Foreign Affairs Ministry cannot confirm the statement of a motorcade came under fire of Russian servicemen 2008-11-24 11:29 Polish Foreign Affairs Ministry finds no confirmation to the statement, in accordance with which Russian servicemen fired on Georgian territory, in immediate proximity from the motorcade with the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski inside, said Pyotr Pashkovsky, the official representative of Polish Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Special services: fire is a provocation 2008-11-24 11:00 Russian special services consider the statement of the Georgian side of firing Georgian territory from South Ossetia a provocation. Earlier Polish administration stated that the motorcade with the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski and the President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, came under fire on Sunday on South Ossetian border.
“Rose anniversary”: from submachine gun bursts to verbal shoot up
Georgia’s state holiday has been overshadowed. Submachine gun shots were heard near the motorcade of the Georgian and Polish presidents on the 5th anniversary of the Rose Revolution last Sunday. Fortunately no one was hurt. However the started verbal shoot up of the politicians is fraught with grave consequences that can play into the hands of Mikhail Saakashvili. And a question arises: was the incident a surprise for everybody?
Armenian Apostolic Church is accusing Georgia
On Sunday Georgia is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Rose Revolution. This day coincides with a religious feast highly revered in the country – Giorgoba (Saint George’s (Georgia’s patron) day). It is still more sorrowful that before the holiday the Armenian and Georgian churches stepped into another stage of confrontation.
Georgia shooting claims 'a provocation'
Moscow has denied allegations that Russian troops opened fire near a convoy carrying the Georgian and Polish presidents at the South Ossetian border. Tbilisi says machine-gun fire was heard as the cars of Mikhail Saakashvili and his guest Lech Kaczynski approached the checkpoint. Russia has called these claims a provocation.
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