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Archive by 2008-12-24
US embassy disclaims American mercenaries fought at Georgian side 2008-12-24 17:29 Today the US embassy Press Service issued a statement to claim they have no information on participation of American citizens as mercenaries, fighting at Georgian side, RIA-Novosti informs.
Alasania to hold a press conference today 2008-12-24 16:20 Irakli Alasania, the ex-Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN, holds a press conference today at 6 p.m. (local time) in Courtyard Marriott hotel in Tbilisi, GHN informs.
President of Azerbaijan met Georgian Foreign Minister 2008-12-24 16:07 Grigol Vashadze, Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Azerbaijan with a two-day official visit, and met the representatives of republican administration, GHN informs.
French ambassador believes in Russian-Georgian relations normalization 2008-12-24 13:56 Stanislas de Laboulaye, the French Ambassador to Russia, who finished his mission, believes in normalization of Russian- Georgian relations, Interfax quotes.
US Department of State doesn’t believe in the genocide against Ossetians 2008-12-24 13:13 Administration of George Bush doubts about the accuracy of the Russian commission estimation that regarded Georgia’s actions in South Ossetia as genocide, stated Sean McCormack, the Spokesman of the Department of State.
Georgia and the USA to sign a charter on partnership in security sphere 2008-12-24 12:38 Washington and Tbilisi are discussing the text of bilateral charter on partnership consolidation, similar to the one signed last week between USA and Ukraine, the US Department of State confirmed yesterday.
Alasania arrived in Tbilisi 2008-12-24 11:22 Irakli Alasania, the ex-Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN arrived in Tbilisi last evening.
Georgian PM appointed new advisors 2008-12-24 10:38 Grigol Mgaloblishvili, Georgian PM, appointed new advisors. Vakhtang Lezhava was appointed the chief advisor of the Prime Minister, and the head of the advisors group, the State Chancellery Press Service informs.
South Ossetia establishes the Ministry of Emergencies
The head of Russia’s EMERCOM Southern regional center Major General Alexander Kolupaev reported yesterday that South Ossetia was completing the establishment of the Emergencies Ministry.
Official visit to Russia under the Abkhazian flag…
Yesterday Moscow welcomed Abkhazia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Shamba. He exchanged the ratification papers with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. This is how the procedure of executing a Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between two countries was completed.
OSCE is leaving Georgia
From January 1 2009 the mission of the European Parliamentary Assembly ceases its operation in Georgia. It was stated by the Chairman of its Permanent Council Antti Turunen following the session in Vienna on December 22.
Georgia has launched criminal proceedings against 1700 deserters
This was reported by the new head of Georgia’s Joint Staff Vladimir Chachibaya. The soldiers involved did not arrive on time with their units once they left the conflict zone in South Ossetia. 70 of them have already been convicted and are serving out sentences as deserters. Investigations are continuing over the others.
Is an alternative parliament being established in Georgia?
The leaders of three opposition parties – the traditionalists, ‘Freedom’ and the women’s party ‘For justice and equality’ have decided to establish a Popular Assembly in Georgia. “It can be regarded as an alternative to parliament. The assembly will present its decisions and recommendations to the executive,” said the head of the women’s party Guguli Magradze.
Latvia answers difficult questions
"The war in Georgia was another "difficult question", affirmed Latvia's President Valdis Zatlers at a meeting with Latvian ambassadors on 18th December. "Here we will never share Russia's opinion. But in the future we would like to develop good-neighbourly and pragmatic relations with Moscow." Moreover, there is another "difficult issue" for Latvia - its attitude to its Russian-speaking citizens.
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