Monday, 20 February 2017
Archive by 2009-04-16
The Nashi called the detention of their activist in Georgia a provocation 2009-04-16 17:42 Representatives of Nashi movement [Russian youth movement aka Ours!] regard the detention of its activist by the Georgian Interior Ministry employees regard only as a provocation.
President of Georgia to visit the USA soon 2009-04-16 17:22 In nearest future Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, will visit the USA, stated today David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, who himself was in Washington D.C. not so long ago, and held meetings in the Department of State. - Trend.
Abkhazia accuses OSCE in political bias 2009-04-16 16:25 “The statement of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, in which he accuses Abkhazia in forced passport issuing, military draft and limited teaching in Georgian language in Gali district, is reasonless and biased. It is based on imaginary facts and doesn’t reflect the true situation in Gali district", the statement of the Ministry claims.
Defense squads formed in Georgia 2009-04-16 16:16 Georgian opposition, which has been staging mass anti-presidential protest actions in Tbilisi for a week, formed defense squads.
NATO maneuvers in Georgia to be held without military machinery 2009-04-16 14:47 Pshel said he has no information whether the Secretary General of the Alliance received the official address from the Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO with the proposal to postpone or even cancel the coming military maneuvers in Georgia.
Russia calls for NATO to postpone military maneuvers in Georgia 2009-04-16 13:36 The authorities of Russia address to NATO with call to abstain from conducting the military maneuvers in the territory of Georgia.
Today the European Court for Human Rights considers the claim of Georgia against Russia 2009-04-16 13:05 According to Tinantin Burjaliani, the First Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia, “ the case contains certain facts of illegal oppression, detention and deportation of 150 citizens of Georgia and/or people of Georgian nationality in the period from September 27th 2006 to January 2007".
NATO military maneuvers to be held in Georgia in May 2009-04-16 12:31 According to the press service of the Alliance, the planning of the maneuvers started in spring 2008. Their aim is to improve cooperation between NATO and its partner countries in the framework of the NATO program “Partnership for Peace”.
Several more protesters beaten up in Tbilisi 2009-04-16 11:40 Last night in Tbilisi several more assaults on protesters occurred. Four people, dressed in civil clothes, attacked two people, who were rallying near the Avlabari residence.
Lithuanian delegation held meetings in the Foreign Ministry of Georgia 2009-04-16 11:38 On Wednesday the delegation of Lithuania arrived in Tbilisi with a two-day visit and held a number of meetings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Evaldas Ignatavičius the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vytautas Leskevicius, the Director of the Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania were received
New protest spots in Tbilisi 2009-04-16 11:06 Last evening a mock prison cell was installed near the State Chancellery building.
Hillary Clinton is contending for Condoleezza Rice’s laurels
Georgia’s Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze met the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington on 14th April. They discussed questions regarding the strengthening of bilateral relations between the USA and Georgia, and Washington’s support for Georgian “independence and democracy”.
Once upon a time in Caucasian Georgia…
Ex Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili has not arrived yet and the massacre in Tbilisi streets has already begun. Last night three more protestors, a businessman and a singer were assaulted. The rights defenders are beating the alarm with the Interior Ministry pretending to investigate the incidents.
OSCE’s «European umbrella” needs repair
April 14, Georgian Foreign Ministry: the OSCE presented a set of proposals on mandate extension in the region to Georgia prepared by the organization’s permanent council.
What an Abkhaz, an Ossetian and a Georgian take out of their wide trouser legs…
South Ossetia: with the parliament election drawing closer the passportization of people has been accelerated. Today on April 15 the issue of South Ossetian documents in Leninogory (Akhalgori) district was started. It might arouse certain tensions as it happened in Gali district of Abkhazia mostly populated by Georgians. However, hardly can passportization be considered “a violation of human rights” as Georgian authorities and some international monitors believe.
April theses: “no” to a president, “yes” to a parliamentary republic
Whether Rustaveli Avenue can expect calm over Easter is the major question. Despite all the years of troubles having brought Georgians back into the lap of the church. Opposition activists are not intending to leave their tented villages. But many people are asking whether the great Orthodox celebration will lead the way to dialogue, which everyone is calling for but is doing nothing to actually achieve. If a compromise is found and Georgia switches to a parliamentary model of government, what will happen next?2009-04-16 16:13
“A reset” in the Georgian way
The civil disobedience declared by the Georgian opposition is more and more reminiscent of a nautical calm rather than the promised storm. The radical opposition is currently rejecting any compromises. But the authorities are showing a willingness to make concessions as long as there is no mention of the president’s resignation. On the first few days of the protest actions, the opposition declared its willingness to enter into dialogue with Russia. On the sixth day of the confrontation, Saakashvili made the same statement. Admittedly, with some provisos.2009-04-16 10:25
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