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Archive by 2008-12-23
Fourteen Georgian parties to be financed from budget 2008-12-23 17:51 14 Georgian parties will be financed out of budget-2009, members of anti-crisis council shared with Regnum journalists.
Georgia is ready to sign strategic agreement on cooperation with the USA 2008-12-23 17:19 Georgia is ready to sign strategic agreement on cooperation with the USA, stated Mikhail Saakashvili, at today’s meeting of the National Security Council, RIA-Novosti reports.
OSCE mission in Georgia to stop its work in January 2008-12-23 16:15 OSCE mission stops its work in Georgia, as the mandate expires in December, 31st 2008, stated Teri Hakala, the head of the mission, after the meeting with Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Nalbandov, RIA-Novosti informs.
Lavrov blamed the USA for non-implementation of promises on Georgia 2008-12-23 15:03 According to today’s statement of Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the USA promised Russia that in a case Georgia uses forces in South Ossetia, Georgia will be denied in NATO membership, RIA-Novosti informs.
Investigation of events in August prolonged to 2009 2008-12-23 13:33 The Chairman of the Russian General Prosecutor' Office's Investigatory Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, at today's press conference stated that the Committee studies the possibility to institute legal proceedings of criminal cases, described by six articles of Russian criminal code, RIA-Novosti informs.
Saakashvili gets in contact with Moscow? 2008-12-23 12:34 According to some mass media, Georgian President may start, through mediators, negotiations with Moscow, connected with a prospective of relations normalization. One of these mediators may be Mikhail Khubutia, the President of the Union of Georgians in Russia.
Foreign Ministers of Russia and Abkhazia to exchange ratification instruments 2008-12-23 11:28 Foreign Ministers of Russia and Abkhazia, Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shamba respectively, today exchange ratification instruments to the treaty on friendship, collaboration and mutual assistance between Moscow and Sokhumi, ITAR-TASS informs.
Rice: Georgia was irresponsible before the events in August 2008-12-23 10:28 Actions of Georgian government before the events of August cannot be called responsible, the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice said to France Press, ITAR-TASS informs. The US Department of State issued the text of her talk with French journalists.
Journalists ask Presidents of Russia and Georgia to negotiate 2008-12-23 09:03 Participants of the fifth international conference Gender and Media, War and Peace: Main Dangers and its Elimination, held in Tbilisi today, turned to the Presidents of Georgia and Russia with an urge to start negotiations to ensure non-renewal of combat actions and restore diplomatic relations between the two countries.
A framework agreement as an inheritance to Obama
The USA are in a haste to sign a framework agreement with Georgia on military and economic partnership between the two countries. According to the experts the rush of departing George Bush’s administration is explained by an intention to impose friendship with Georgia on the US president-elect Barack Obama.
Russian border guards will help Abkhazia
In the near future Abkhazia and Russia will sign two agreements: on cooperation in military sphere and on joint control of Abkhazia’s state border”, - Semen Grigoryev, Russia’s Ambassador stated today in Sukhum.
Arms scandal: an attack on Yushchenko
On 19th December the parliamentary commission investigating illegal arms supplies to Georgia passed on its concluding report to be judged by the Verkhovna Rada. The head of the commission Valery Konovalyuk started his speech with a clip from the infamous documentary “War 08.08.08”. This demonstrated how Georgian soldiers fought in South Ossetia, and what weapons they were using.
People’s diplomacy: the dialogue is renewed
At the end of last week the Georgian public figures’ delegation finished their visit to Moscow. Russia’s Public Chamber was to invite their colleagues. At the level of the people’s diplomacy the dialogue between Russia and Georgia has been resumed. The results of the meeting are satisfying to both Moscow and Tbilisi.2008-12-23 17:28
The opposition does not agree with the conclusions of the commission
The Georgian opposition thinks that the temporary parliamentary commission for studying the August events was only established to tell the people lies and to justify the criminal actions of Saakashvili’s government.2008-12-23 09:07
OSCE urged to recognise new realities
The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe should agree new terms with South Ossetia if it wants to continue working there, says Russia's Foreign Ministry. Moscow has vetoed the expansion of the organisation's current mandate which expires in a week.
Georgias attack was no surprise - Rice
The August conflict over South Ossetia came as no surprise to the United States, according to the outgoing US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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