Monday, 20 February 2017
Archive by 2009-04-02
Police dispersed the rally of Nogaideli’s supporters in Batumi 2009-04-02 18:46 The demonstrators urged the population to join the mass protest action of April 9th in Tbilisi.
Russia will not exchange Kosovo for Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-04-02 17:45 The Foreign Ministry of Russia strongly rejects the chance to recognize Kosovo in exchange for the recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by the EU, said Alexander Grushko, the deputy Foreign Minister of Russia.
Nogaideli intends to picket Saakashvili’s residence in Ajaria 2009-04-02 16:55 For Just Georgia members will participate in the April 9th protest actions with the demand of Saakashvili’s resignation, stated today Zurab nogaideli, the leader of the movement.
Georgian opposition leader called Saakashvili to TV debates 2009-04-02 16:08 On the threshold of the mass protest action of April 9th Levan Gachechiladze, the United Opposition of Georgia leader, called Mikheil Saakashvili to TV debates.
Russia accuses Georgia of building up tension at the borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-04-02 15:12 Russia campaigns for conducting the OSCE monitoring operation on the both sides of the border of Georgia with South Ossetia, said Anvar Azimov, the permanent representative of Russia to the OSCE.
USA will not waive friendship with Georgia for Russia 2009-04-02 13:35 Normalization of relation between Russia and the USA doesn’t mean Washington will waive friendly relations with Georgia, stated Akaki Minashvili, the Chairman of the parliamentary Committee for Foreign Relations, commenting upon the yesterday’s meeting of Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama - RosBalt.
Zurabishvili: Georgian authorities prepare a rally on April 7th 2009-04-02 12:23 Georgian authorities intend to hold a rally of their supporters on April 7th , stated Salome Zurabishvili, the opposition Way of Georgia party - ITAR TASS. According to Zurabishvili’s data, the authorities prepare to bring people from the regions.
Georgia is not ready for NATO yet 2009-04-02 11:35 Ukraine and Georgia still do not comply with the standards of NATO necessary to join the alliance, said James Appathurai, the NATO spokesman - ITAR TASS.
Georgian opposition refuses to dialog with authorities 2009-04-02 11:00 Georgia opposition declined the dialog with the authorities, proposed by the parliamentary majority leaders and believes that it is just the imitation of readiness for dialog from the side of the government.
NATO PA President to visit Tbilisi 2009-04-02 10:12 John Tanner, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly president, will visit Georgia on April 7th -8th. According to the Parliament of Georgia pres service, the visit will be started by a meeting with David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, followed by the joint briefing.
PACE to mellow its stance on Tskhinval and Sukhum
Russia and Georgia sat down at the negotiating table in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for the first time. As stated by Lluís Maria de Puig, a PACE representative, on March 31 the visiting session of the Ad Hoc Committee for promotion of dialogue between two counties turned out effective.
Subari reports on Georgian citizens’ vulnerability
Ombudsman Sozar Subari presented a new report on human rights observance in Georgia in the latter half of 2008. The 1000-page study has already reached parliament. However the ombudsman’s office doesn’t rely on deputies to improve the situation.
No problems in Georgian army
Recently Georgia received a military delegation from the USA led by Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright. He was satisfied with the situation in the Georgian army promising to continue American-Georgian partnership in military sphere.
The parliamentary opposition is in favour of a “velvet referendum”
The manoeuvring and cartwheels performed by the Georgian authorities and their opponents can confuse any political analyst. So for the moment Georgian experts are refraining from making any predictions, but they all agree on one thing: everything needs to be done to prevent any bloodshed on 9th April. Meanwhile, both the authorities and the opposition are following a tried-and-tested principle: anything goes in order to achieve their goal.
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