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Archive by 2009-03-03
Tbilisi is waiting for new provocations 2009-03-03 17:50 Nino Kalanadze, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, cannot rule out new provocations from the Russian side, – Novosti-Gruzia.
Saakashvili called for opposition to abstain from rallies 2009-03-03 17:05 President Mikheil Saakashvili called for opposition forces to renounce attempts to destabilize political situation in Georgia.
Tbilisi renounced the idea to return Sokhumi and Tskhinval by force 2009-03-03 16:08 Georgia wishes to return Abkhazia and South Ossetia under control in military way no longer, stated David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense.
Swiss embassy sections to be opened in Moscow and Tbilisi at the same time 2009-03-03 15:10 On March 5th reception of documents for issuing visas for citizens of Georgia and Russia will be started. .According to the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, respective sections will open simultaneously in Tbilisi and in Moscow, at 12:00 Tbilisi time and at 11:00 Moscow time in Russian embassy in Georgia and Georgian embassy in Russia.
Communist party leader died 2009-03-03 14:21 Panteleymon Giorgadze, 82-year old leader of the United Communist party of Georgia, died.
Okruashvili is expected to be back before April 9th 2009-03-03 12:57 Political émigré Irakli Okruashvili, previously headed the Interior Ministry, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Economic Development, will be back to Georgia before April 9th - The Vzglyad.
Leader of Abkhazia received Heidi Tagliavini 2009-03-03 12:45 Abkhazia and South Ossetia are interested in just and objective assessment of August 2008 events, stated today Sergey Bagapsh, the leader of Abkhazia, at the meeting with the experts of the EU Fact Finding Commission, headed by the Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini - ITAR TASS.
Russia to sign agreements on financial aid to Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-03-03 11:44 In nearest future Russia will sign agreements on rendering financial aid with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The corresponding decree was signed by Vladimir Putin, the PM of Russia, on February 24th.
12 opposition parties and a number of non-governmental organizations worked out a joint statement 2009-03-03 11:03 12 opposition parties of Georgia and a number of non-governmental organizations worked out a joint statement concerning the protest action planned for April 9th.
Georgian Foreign Minister received the US ambassador 2009-03-03 09:55 Yesterday Grigol Vashadze, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, received John Tefft, the U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Georgia.
Benefits for military serving in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, are cancelled 2009-03-03 09:54 Servicemen and federal agencies officials serving in Abkhazia and South Ossetia will no longer have each month for three, states the decree of February 25th on introduction of changes in the document concerning servicemen and federal authorities’ employees in Abkhazia and South Ossetia - RIA Novosti.
Does Caucasus need such an OSCE mission?
The OSCE mission mandate in the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict zone can be extended only technically as recently stated by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and the Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis.
The “Alliance for Georgia” is trying to get a head-start
The “Alliance for Georgia” has presented the president with another ultimatum. Which is now the third from the opposition as a whole. The young organization is threatening to organize protest actions not in April, as other opposition politicians have declared, but as early as in March. So what exactly is happening on Georgia’s political stage?
Medal of Honor as a bargaining chip for Tbilisi?
The leaders of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry were given reward by Saakashvili’s envoy. Georgia expressed its gratitude for Kiev’s support at the time of the August war by awarding Medals of Honor. When Russian tanks were drawing the aggressor away from Tskhinval Ukrainian diplomats “displayed heroism and personal courage” according to Tbilisi.
Tskhinval: a justified demarche
South Ossetia might refuse to take part in the Geneva talks as reported by the State Committee on Information and Press of the republic on February 26.
NGOs to pave the way to harmony in the Caucasus
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are going to take an active part in peacemaking process in South Caucasus. South Ossetian NGOs in their turn are ready to do their best to restore good-neighborly relations with Georgia. Recently it was stated by Dina Alborova, the director of “Agency for Social-Economic and Cultural Development” of the republic.
Ossetian genocide distorted by Georgian Foreign Ministry
In response to the statement made by the investigative committee of the Russian prosecutor’s office that the genocide of Ossetians in South Ossetia has been verified, Georgia’s Foreign Ministry has made the accusation of there having been “ethnic cleansing of Georgians under Russian control”. And it has called the interpretation of the August events put forward by the Moscow investigators “lies”.2009-03-03 09:39
A long-range provocation
On an early Friday morning Georgian media started trumpeting about “the incident in Otobaya village of Abkhazia”: allegedly the night before 50 Georgian families were evicted from there. This is the way the Abkhazian authorities took revenge for a draft-age Georgian who refused to serve in the army. Tbilisi made use of its entire propaganda arsenal to accuse Abkhazia and Russia of all mortal sins.
The opposition has Georgia’s police chief in its sights
The ultimatum given by the leader of “Georgia’s Path”, Salome Zurabishvili, is garnering supporters. The essence of its demand is that the president should resign by 9th April. Now the opposition has gone on the offensive against the Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, a powerful official and the main hope of the ruling “National Movement”.
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