Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Archive by 2009-01-29
EU campaigns for OSCE mission resumption in Georgia 2009-01-29 17:53 The EU supports the attempts of the Greek presidency of OSCE to find opportunity to prolong the organization mission in Georgia mandate, stated Karel Schwarzenberg, the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, the EU chair country.
Last respects paid to Zakan Jugelia in Sokhumi 2009-01-29 17:52 In Sokhumi last respects were paid to the First Deputy of the Interior Minister of Abkhazia, Zakan Jugelia, assassinated on January 26th - RIA Novosti.
Ministry of Defense of Russia: reports on Glukhov’s voluntary leave is a provocation 2009-01-29 16:55 The Ministry of Defense of Russia called the reports on Junior Sergeant Alexander Glukhov’s voluntary leave from the unit and yielding to Georgia “provocative and wrong”.
Opposition: Declaration is an important step to drive the country out of the crisis 2009-01-29 16:00 Today the opposition organizations signed the declaration with the demands of President Saakashvili’s resignation and early elections. According to Salome Zurabishvili , the leader of the Way of Georgia party, this is an “important step on Georgia’s way out of crisis” – ITAR TASS.
Kokoyty predicts more Georgian provocations 2009-01-29 15:59 After the signing of the Charter on strategic partnership between Georgia and the US, the situation at the border of Georgia and South Ossetia deteriorated, stated Eduard Kokoyty, the President of South Ossetia in his interview to The Komsomolskaya Pravda. According to Kokoyty, further escalation of the conflict is possible.
Gryzlov: Russia will never renounce recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-01-29 13:23 Boris Gryzlov, the Speaker of the State Duma reiterated that Russia will never renounce recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and advised PACE to proceed from this position of Russia when discussing relations between Georgia and the republics of Caucasus – RIA Novosti.
Tbilisi again refuted the messages on Mgaloblishvili’s resignation 2009-01-29 12:30 The Press Service of the Georgian government refuted the messages of a number of local and international mass media on resignation of Grigol Mgaloblishvili, the Prime Minister of Georgia, and appointment of Nika Gilauri, the First Vice Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, to this position – ITAR TASS.
PACE calls for humanitarian access to South Ossetia and Abkhazia 2009-01-29 11:44 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today urged both Russia and Georgia to allow unhindered and unconditional access for humanitarian organizations and aid to South Ossetia and Abkhazia, states the resolution on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia, adopted yesterday – ITAR TASS.
PACE condemned Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia 2009-01-29 11:06 In its resolution adopted on Wednesday, PACE condemned Moscow’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Nevertheless, the Assembly didn’t insist on any sanctions on Russia- RIA Novosti.
Commission on investigation: Glukhov left voluntarily 2009-01-29 10:42 Junior Sergeant Alexander Glukhov left his military unit, deployed in the territory of South Ossetia, voluntarily , RIA Novosti informs, alluding to a high-ranking source in the commission on the Glukhov’s case investigation.
The arrests of Armenians denounced as a political outrage
The director of the Armenian Youth Centre in Akhaltsikhe in Georgia Grigory Minasyan was arrested on 22nd January, having been forcibly removed from a marshrutka near the town of Aspinza. A few hours later Sarkis Akopjanyan, president of the Charles Aznavour charity, was taken into custody.
Scarce progress on Platform implementation
January 26: Istanbul was hosting a discussion on Stability and Partnership Platform in the Caucasus. The meeting of representatives of Foreign Ministries of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Armenia had no effect.
Three versions of Zakan Jughelia’s murder
According to Abkhazia’s Interior Ministry on the evening of January 26 Zakan Jughelia, the Deputy Interior Minister, was murdered in Sukhum. President Sergey Bagapsh stated this murder was connected with his professional activity.
Glukhov’s future is vague
Tuesday evening January 27 Georgian media reported on Russian army junior sergeant Alexander Glukhov’s desertion from his duty area in Akhalgori district and asking president Saakashvili for political asylum. The Russian Defense Ministry asserts the soldier was taken prisoner and is under psychological pressure.
Overall opinion: Saakashvili made a shameful show on TV
The Georgian president’s appearance on TV answering the questions of people on January 23 caused opposition to be sharply critical. One of the Republican Party leaders Levan Berdzenisihivili gave the following evaluation – “a shameful show”.2009-01-29 10:24
Whose side is the truth on in the information war?
The information war launched by Tbilisi against Moscow after the August events is being waged as unsuccessfully as the Georgian soldiers’ operation to bring South Ossetia back under Georgian jurisdiction. Here is yet more confirmation…
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