Thursday, 08 December 2016
Archive by 2008-12-15
Bakradze to establish a workgroup to work out amendments for the Electoral Code 2008-12-15 17:47 David Bakradze, the Speaker of Georgian Parliament, intends to establish a workgroup to work out the project of amendments to the Electoral Code.
Georgia to establish trade relations with the USA and the EU 2008-12-15 17:07 In nearest moths Georgia intends to sign an agreement on free trade with the USA, announced today Mikhail Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, ITAR-TASS informs.
Diplomats were not allowed to Perevi 2008-12-15 16:10 On December, 13th the diplomatic motorcade with ambassadors of Lithuania, France, Estonia, Romania and the Netherlands, representatives of international organizations (16 persons altogether) was not allowed to Perevi, a village about 100 miles from Tbilisi, Delfi informs, alluding to BNS.
Additional Russian units drawn to Gali district 2008-12-15 15:30 Today Russia drew additional armed forces units to village Chuburkhindzhi, Gali district.
Russian ambassador to Abkhazia in Sokhumi 2008-12-15 14:01 Semen Grigoriev, Russian ambassador to Abkhazia, arrived in the republican capital, Sokhumi.
Third round of Genovese discussions to be held on December, 17th-18th 2008-12-15 13:36 On December 17th - 18th the third round of discussions on security and stability in the Caucasus will be held, informs ITAR-TASS alluding to Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Georgian delegation of public figures to conduct negotiations in Moscow 2008-12-15 12:34 A delegation of 6 Georgian public figures today departs to Moscow on invitation of the Public Chamber of Russia, Rustavi 2 informs.
Kazakhstan is not ready to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia 2008-12-15 11:33 Kazakhstan does not intend to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia yet, stated Karim Maksimov , the PM of Kazakhstan on December, 12th, Kavkazskiy Uzel informs.
What’s going on in Perevi? Versions and interpretations
Perevi village in Sachkhersky district bordering Tskhinval region is still controlled by the Russian troops. According to Georgia’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday morning they reoccupied former positions in Perevi.
Geneva, third round: hopeful prospects
There is little time left before the start of the third round of Caucasus security talks in Geneva between Georgia, Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia on December 17-18. The preparations are in full swing. The UN, OSCE, EU representatives arrived in Sukhum on December 10 exactly for this purpose.
Georgia will not abandon its pro-Western course, and this needs to be accepted
The events of August this year have cancelled out the many years of friendly relations between Russia and Georgia. If not forever, then certainly for the foreseeable future. Why could the dispute in August 2008 not be solved peacefully? For what reasons was a military operation preferred to peaceful dialogue? How has the political landscape changed since the five-day war? And is it possible for Georgian-Russian relations to be normalized? We asked the General Director of the Centre for Political Technologies Igor Bunin to comment on these issues.2008-12-15 17:38
Georgia’s Geneva puzzle instead of specifics
On December 12 at the meeting with the UN representatives in Sukhum Abkhazia stated that at the coming third round of Geneva talks it is intended to raise an issue of resumption of the weekly four-party negotiations in Chuburkhinji (Galsky district in Abkhazia) interrupted in 2006. This time with the representatives from Abkhazia, UN, Russia and Georgia. The latter however has already rejected the initiative.
Visiting the Russian “children of Georgia”
For the first time since the August war, the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II has visited Moscow to say his farewells to the Patriarch of Moscow and of All Russia Alexei II. Yesterday Ilia met with his countrymen at the office of the Union of Georgians in Russia.
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