Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Archive by 2008-12-17
Georgia refused to resume gas supplies to South Ossetia 2008-12-17 18:32 Georgia does not intend to resume gas supplies to South Ossetia in new year, states Hasan Pliev, the First Vice Prime Minister of the republic. The decision of Georgian government prohibits any, including economic, interaction with South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Russia is discontent with PACE memorandum on South Caucasus 2008-12-17 16:52 In the view of Russian delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the tentative memorandum on South Caucasus, presented at yesterday's meeting of the committee for monitoring, is misbalanced, said Dmitry Vyatkin, the delegation member.
Over 1000 prisoners to be released today in Georgia 2008-12-17 15:51 Today the President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, pardoned 1280 prisoners alluding to the President's Chancellery representative.
Switzerland can start representing Russian interests in Georgia in January 2009 2008-12-17 14:42 The group of Russian interests in Swiss embassy in Georgia can start its work in January 2009, RIA-Novosti informs alluding to Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Georgia in the list of 10 most dangerous countries for journalists 2008-12-17 14:13 Georgia is in the list of 10 most dangerous countries for people busy in journalism, states the report of Press Emblem Campaign, an international non-governmental organization, Kavkazkiy Uzel informs.
South Ossetian female human rights activists against Georgia’s remilitarization 2008-12-17 12:44 The Association of South Ossetian Women for Democracy and Human Rights sent a delegation of six representatives to the USA. The activists requested the 1 bln dollars aid the USA intends to issue for Georgia to be used for humanitarian purposes, but not for remilitarization of Georgia, RIA-Novosti informs.
Burjanadze met Litvin 2008-12-17 12:43 On December, 16th ,Vladimir Litvin, the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) met Nino Burjanadze, the leader of the Democratic Movement – United Georgia, Vovremya. info reports, alluding to UNIAN.
The third round of discussions starts today 2008-12-17 10:48 The third round of international discussions on stability and security issues of the Caucasus starts today, on December, 17th, in Genovese Palace of Nations. At the two-day negotiations under aegis of the EU, OSCE and the UN, participate representatives of Russia, the USA, Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Russian Public Chamber for Moscow-Tbilisi flights resumption 2008-12-17 09:44 Russian Public Chamber in nearest future intends to urge Russian administration to resume direct flights between Moscow and Tbilisi, said Vyacheslav Nikonov, the member of the Chamber, the chairman of the inter-commission workgroup for Public Chamber International Cooperation, Interfax informs.
Sarkozy: The EU took all possible measures to avoid war in Georgia
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed the plenary session of the European Parliament which took place on 16th December in Strasbourg. He assessed France's six-month long presidency of the EU. The French president gave special mention in his speech to the crisis in the Caucasus.
Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia: three is not a crowd
In the future Byelorussia might join two countries, Russia and Nicaragua that recognized Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s independence. It was stated by the Chairman of People’s Assembly of Abkhazia Nugzar Ashuba who is now in Minsk as a monitor at the 35th session of the parliamentary assembly of the Union of Russia and Belarus.
Ongoing arguments over situation in Perevi
Not only words but also actions of the Georgian government account for the Russian troops come-back to Perevi village of Sachkhersky district a few hours after they were withdrawn. This is what Koba Liklikadze, a journalist and a war expert said in "Barrier" night show broadcast on "Kavkasia" TV.2008-12-17 17:30
Cultural figures resume Russian-Georgian dialogue
On Tuesday, for the first time since the August war, Russians and Georgians - representatives of culture and art, public figures and clergymen, those who have always been the face, soul and conscience of the people - sat round a table and looked each other in the eye.
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