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Archive by 2009-04-17
Russian Foreign Ministry recommends abstaining from travels to Georgia 2009-04-17 21:22 The Foreign Ministry of Russia recommends Russian citizens to abstain from travels to Georgia after detention of Alexander Kuznetsov, the Nashi youth movement in this country.
State Duma proposed the Foreign Ministry of Russia to recommend Russians abstain from travels to Georgia 2009-04-17 18:40 The State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) intends to turn to the Foreign Ministry of Russia with a request. The corresponding protocol errand of Pavel Tarakanov, the head of the parliamentary committee for youth affairs was endorsed by the Duma today.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia may respond to NATO maneuvers in Georgia 2009-04-17 18:13 Abkhazia and South Ossetia may conduct own exercises in response to NATO ones planned in May in Georgia, said Sergey Bagapsh, the leader of Abkhazia.
Georgia accused Russia in interference in its domestic affairs 2009-04-17 17:24 The Foreign Ministry of Georgia regards the statements of Russia, concerning the NATO exercises planned in Georgia , as "another undisguised attempt to impose its will on the international community and to interfere in the internal affairs of the sovereign state of Georgia”,
Georgia counts on West’s assistance in relations with Russia 2009-04-17 16:50 Georgian counts on the assistance of the world community in relations with Russia, stated Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, finishing his official visit to the USA.
President of Russia: NATO maneuvers in Georgia threaten complications 2009-04-17 15:54 The intentions of NATO to conduct the multi-national military exercises in Georgia do not favor approximation with Russia and threaten complications, stated Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russia, at the press conference.
Russia will not participate in NATO maneuvers in Georgia 2009-04-17 15:34 Yesterday the Alliance representatives in Brussels proposed Moscow to join the military maneuvers in the territory of Georgia in May 2009. According to today’s messages, NATO didn’t heed the Russian foreign Ministry’s calls to renounce the maneuvers.
EU got interested in Georgian opposition proposals 2009-04-17 13:47 Peter Semneby, the EU special envoy in Caucasus called the proposals of Georgi Targamadze, the parliamentary minority leader, the head of the Christian Democratic party.
Bryza visited Georgia by transit 2009-04-17 13:26 Matthew Bryza, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State arrived in Tbilisi today with a transit flight and left the city without holding any meetings.
UN Secretary General and Foreign Minister of Georgia discussed the future of the UN mission on Caucasus 2009-04-17 12:52 The UN mission is responsible for monitoring the situation along the Georgian-Abkhazian border.
Geneva Talks to be resumed on May 18th 2009-04-17 12:28 It also mentions that the meetings will be held in the Geneva headquarters of the International Labour Organization, as the Palace of Nations, where the previous rounds were held, will not be available in that days.
Opposition member arrested in Tbilisi 2009-04-17 12:04 Last night in Javakheti street of Tbilisi, Nika Kvezereli, the member of the Conservative party, the ex-MP, was arrested.
European court considered the lawsuit of Georgia against Russia 2009-04-17 12:03 At the meeting the Court must decided the acceptability of the case. After hearing to the both sides, the court retired for deliberations. In few days it will be clear whether the case will be considered tried.
Opposition submitted a warning bid to Tbilisi Mayor’s office 2009-04-17 10:44 The Georgian opposition submitted a warning bid for continuation of protest actions to Tbilisi Mayor’s office.
New economic turmoil in store for Georgia 2009-04-17 10:26 In the analytic review, spread by yesterday’s City [London], Moldavia, Ukraine and Georgia were admitted economically weakest countries; the best positions has the Czech Republic
Georgian opposition to start nation-wide mobilization since April 21st 2009-04-17 10:25 There will be no fussy performances or resounding political statements; actions will be of relatively modest scale during holidays [Orthodox Eater], but after them the Georgian opposition starts a new, wider protest wave to embrace the entire country, the opposition leaders said at the rally near the Parliament building.
Sukhum offers rebuff to Vollebaek
Abkhaz Foreign Ministry has offered an extremely harsh reaction to OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek’s statements on discrimination of Georgians in Gali district on April 14. According to official Sukhum the diplomat’s words are groundless and biased.
Will Brussels heed Moscow’s wishes?
Russia has asked NATO to refrain from taking any steps which could give Georgia a sense of being able to get away with anything. It is referring to the Bloc’s exercises that are planned to be held in May in the republic. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this on 16th April.
A NASH turned to be a non-NASH with a Georgian accent
Georgian media present the so-called “confession” of Alexander Kuznetsov, a NASHI Youth Organization (Russia) member as some kind of trophy in the diplomatic war with Russia. But it is absolutely clear that the naïve fellows who went on a motor rally to Tbilisi cannot be Kremlin “envoys”. The Russian president’s doctrine does not include interventions in Georgia’s internal squabbles.
Will the European Union reconcile Saakashvili and the opposition?
On 16th April, the European Union’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, met figures from the Georgian opposition: the leader of the Alliance for Georgia Irakli Alasania, head of the “Georgia’s Way” party Salome Zurabishvili and leader of the Republican party David Usupashvili. At the meetings, they discussed preparations for a dialogue with the authorities, including with President Mikheil Saakashvili. Will the EU manage to soothe these inflamed passions in Georgia?
Okruashvili likely to break Easter timeout
The Georgian opposition is taking a timeout for non-working Easter holidays on April 17-20. However the improvised prison cells symbolizing police tyranny near the presidential residence and the tent camps at the walls of the parliament and Public TV building will not be removed. After Easter the opposition promises to offer the last and most decisive battle. The experts believe that probably then the dialogue will take place or the situation goes out of control in case the opponents do not manage to find a common language.
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