Friday, 24 February 2017
Archive by 2009-02-24
Turkey will not introduce visa regime for Georgia 2009-02-24 17:30 Turkey will not introduce visa regime for Georgia, stated Kurshad Tuzmen, the Turkish Minister of State at the Georgian-Turkish business forum, being held in Tbilisi. He refuted the previously spread messages that turkey and Ukraine intend to toughen visa regime for Georgian citizens.
Eastern Partnership may need Minsk to abstain from recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia 2009-02-24 16:29 Approximation of the EU and Byelorussia will be frozen in case Minsk recognizes independency of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, stated Benita Ferrero Waldner, the European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy - RIA Novosti.
Opposition prepares permanent protest action in Tbilisi 2009-02-24 15:23 Salome Zurabishvili, the leader of opposition party Way of Georgia urged President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign before April 9th , otherwise opposition promises to start permanent protest action – RIA Novosti.
One-day boycott to Russian language in Georgia 2009-02-24 14:57 A group of the Reaction Internet forum proposed an initiative to hold on February 25th a one-day boycott to the Russian language in Georgian mass media - Gazeta.ru.
Were there plans for Kokoyty’s assassination? 2009-02-24 12:53 The tape with the recorded talk of Alan Parastayev, the ex-Interior Minister of South Ossetia, and some criminal was found. The interlocutors agree upon the assassination of Eduard Kokoyty, the President of South Ossetia. The tape is dated with 2006 and published by OsInform, RosBalt reports.
Ex-Minister of Defense: Georgian army is not ready for large-scale combat actions 2009-02-24 12:22 Georgi Karkarashvili, the ex-Minister of Defense claims that US instructors wrongly approach the training of Georgian army they has been conducting for several years running – The Vzglyad.
Bakradze cannot rule out a new “military aggression” from the Russian side 2009-02-24 11:05 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, doesn’t exclude the possibility of a new “military aggression of Russia against Georgia”. "Russia's new military aggression against Georgia cannot be ruled out, but if such an aggression happens again, it is unlikely to have the scale of the last August operation," he told – Interfax.
Saakashvili deflects attention from Georgian crisis onto Russia
The volume of money transfers that Georgia received in January 2009 has fallen by 12.5 percent. Economists are already predicting that the volume of transfers will fall even further, which will severely damage the Georgian lari and the entire banking sector. Meanwhile President Saakashvili is in Barcelona discussing the crisis in Russia.
A warm wind from Geneva
The fourth round of South Caucasus security talks involving Georgia, Russia, the USA, Abkhazia, South Ossetia as well as the UN, OSCE and EU ended in Geneva. For the first time in the history of meetings the parties have reached consensus.
Manipulators toying with people’s lives
Russian “Vedomosti” published a series of three articles by George Soros, a well-known American financier who sponsored color revolutions in the post-Soviet space. The second article “An Alternative to Geopolitics: the Russian Problem” made Russian and Georgian experts, analysts and journalists put pen to paper.2009-02-24 09:45
A visit with mutual grievances
The website of the Georgian Foreign Ministry reports that in the course of his official visit, Grigol Vashadze plans to meet with the president, prime minister, foreign minister and parliamentary speaker of Armenia. The guest from Tbilisi will also visit the Museum and Memorial to the victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915.
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