Thursday, 23 March 2017
Archive by 2009-03-24
Tskhinval: Saakashvili is to blame for genocide of Ossetians 2009-03-24 18:07 The aggrieved party in the criminal case of genocide in South Ossetia in August 2008 officially counts 3.5 thousand persons, stated Taimuraz Khugayev, the Prosecutor General of South Ossetia.
Lithuania keeps advancing Georgia into NATO 2009-03-24 17:20 At the Adriatic-Baltic – Atlantic meeting held in Riga, Vygaudas Ušackas, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania, proposed to include Ukraine and Georgia in the list of the forum participants.
Interior Ministry of Georgia published more audio- and video footage 2009-03-24 16:07 The Interior Ministry of Georgia published more audio-and video materials, compromising the two activists of the People’s Movement – For Salvation of Georgia.
Foreign Ministry of South Ossetia: tentative results of the European commission for August conflict investigation are very important for us 2009-03-24 15:12 The Foreign Ministry of South Ossetia called the tentative conclusions of the European commission for investigation of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict reasons very important..
Opposition to hold April 9th action despite arrests of supporters 2009-03-24 14:20 Georgian opposition protest action with the demand of Mikheil Saakashvili’s resignation will surely be held, stated Nino Burjanadze, the Democratic Movement-United Georgia, whose supporters were arrested and charged of illegal purchase of arms.
European commission for investigation of the August events found Saakashvili an aggressor in the August war 2009-03-24 12:45 The European international commission for investigation of the August conflict in South Ossetia obtained the data, doubting the version of the reasons of the war, uttered by Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia.
After the August events army doesn’t trust Saakashvili 2009-03-24 11:43 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, has the unanimous support of security, defense and law enforcement structures no longer, stated Badri Bitsadze, the head of the border police, in the live air of Maestro TV company – The Vzglyad.
Interior Ministry presented the video compromising Burjanadze’s party members 2009-03-24 10:50 Yesterday the Interior Ministry of Georgia made a statement on the arrest of Nino Burjanadze’s party members. According to Shota Utiashvili, the Interior Ministry spokesman, the Ministry conducts constant monitoring of the illegal arms circulation, and in recent times several groups, having interest for purchasing automatic guns, were revealed.
Kokoyty: no new war with Georgia in store 2009-03-24 10:15 Rumours on the beginning of new combat actions between Georgia and South Ossetia are formed deliberately and are aimed to boil the situation from the inside and keep the population of the republic in constant tension, stated Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia, at the meeting of South Ossetian government, ITAR TASS informs, alluding to the Kokoyty’s press service.
Saakashvili seeks support in Brussels
March 22 was the last day of the international political forum with Mikheil Saakashvili as well as Irakli Alasania and Salome Zurabishvili on behalf of the opposition taking part in it. One of the sessions - “Six months after the Georgian-Russian war” was fully devoted to Georgia.
Dora Bakoyannis is in search of a compromise
The OSCE Chairman, Dora Bakoyannis, made a working visit to Tbilisi on 23rd March. At a meeting with the Georgian Foreign Minister, Grigol Vashadze, and the state minister for reintegration, Temur Yakobashvili, she discussed the possibility of continuing the work of the organization’s mission in the region.
Georgia is a big jet with a dead engine
“Now Georgia, our country, looks like a big jet with a dead engine. We are seated inside, the citizens – its healthy and unhealthy part. And the jet’s owner is Mikheil Saakashvili. And in this seemingly hopeless situation all depends on solidarity and unity of the people, i.e.passengers”, - this vivid comparison was presented by Levan Gachechiladze, one of the leaders of the United Georgian opposition.2009-03-24 14:00
Detentions instead of dispersion in store for Georgian opposition
No force will be used against protestors on April 9 as stated by Chairman of Georgian parliament David Bakradze. It looks like the authorities hope to get done with the oppositional activists before the X-day. Yesterday nine Nino Burdzahandze’s supporters were placed under arrest.
The opposition are between a presidential and parliamentary republic
There is a new association on Georgia’s political stage. Four parties – the Women’s Party, the Party of the Future, Freedom and the Union of Traditionalists – have created the “Alliance for Freedom”. Will the new alliance become an alternative to the Alliance for Georgia, headed by Irakli Alasania? The Georgian political stage suffers from a multitude of similarly named parties and blocs. Nino Burjanadze’s “Democratic Movement – United Georgia” and Irakli Okurashvili’s “Movement for a United Georgia” have even taken their dispute over the similarity of their party names to court.
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