Thursday, 23 March 2017
Archive by 2009-04-21
OSCE monitors admitted they had illegally crossed South Ossetian border 2009-04-21 17:48 The two OSCE military monitors, detained today by South Ossetian border servicemen, are now staying in Georgia.
Georgian opposition rally can be dispersed 2009-04-21 17:19 The rally near the parliament of Georgia was resumed at 3 p.m. Dozens of thousands participants gathered in Rustaveli Avenue after a short break.
Saakashvili will not go to the USA 2009-04-21 17:16 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, will not go to the USA. The visit, announced last week by the government representatives, will not be held.
Georgian Parliament to continue work in limited regime 2009-04-21 16:19 This week the Parliament of Georgia will continue working in the limited regime, stated David Bakradze, the Speaker, at the parliamentary bureau meeting.
Sweden supports territorial integrity of Georgia 2009-04-21 15:39 In the course of his yesterday’s visit to Sweden Grigol Vashadze, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, conducted meetings with Carl Bildt, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Per Westerberg, the Speaker of Swedish Parliament, Gunilla Carlsson, the Minister of International Development, and Eva Björling, the Minister of Trade.
Federal Security Service caught a Georgian spy in Sochi 2009-04-21 14:58 In Sochi the Russian special services intercepted a Georgian intelligence employee, Mamuka Maisuradze.
Detained monitors delivered to Georgia 2009-04-21 14:27 “After the clarification of circumstances and the warning the OSCE military monitors were delivered to the territory of Georgia", the commandant’s office stated.
Alternative Eurovision to be held in Georgia 2009-04-21 14:26 An international musical show, alternative to the Eurovision song contest, will be held in Georgia.
Central Electoral Commission of South Ossetia didn’t register opposition candidates 2009-04-21 13:17 The central Electoral Commission of South Ossetia refused to register the candidates [for parliamentary elections] of opposition People’s Party.
Georgia called Russia’s criticism of NATO maneuvers unfair 2009-04-21 12:11 Grigol Vashadze, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia regards Russia’s criticism of NATO maneuvers to be held in Georgia in May, as unfair.
OSCE monitors tried to get into South Ossetia illegally 2009-04-21 11:44 Several OSCE monitors were detained today by South Ossetia border servicemen for illegall crossing of the Georgian-South Ossetian border.
Frontex risk analysis delegation expected in Georgia 2009-04-21 11:23 The European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) risk analysis delegation will arrive in Georgia on April 21st with a three-day visit.
People from regions join protest actions in Tbilisi 2009-04-21 10:57 Since April 21st people from Georgian regions join the protest actions in Tbilisi, stated Zviad Dzidziguri, the head of the Conservatives, at yesterday’s party organizational staff meeting. The plan for coming days was endorsed.
Opposition accuses the government in preparing new provocations 2009-04-21 10:56 Georgian opposition accuses the government in preparation of new provocation aimed to draw its opponents into a confrontation and in this way legalize the violence being committed in the country, the extraordinary statement of the April 9th organizer actions claims.
Sweden to assist Georgia 2009-04-21 10:24 Sweden will render Georgia every kind of assistance in the time of the EU presidency, stated Carl Bildt, the Foreign Minister of Sweden, at his meeting with Grigol Vashadze, his Georgian counterpart.
Latvia will not participate in NATO exercises in Georgia 2009-04-21 10:24 The military exercises will be held in Georgian base Vaziani, without armaments or military machinery. Previously Robert Pshel, NATO official representative, stated these are partner exercises in the framework of the Partnership for Peace program, and its doors are open for everyone, including Russia. Dmitri Rogozin, the Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO turned to Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Maneuvers undermining partnership and peace
As stated by Robert Wood, State Department Spokesman, on April 21, the US Department of State expressed concern over cancellation of the Russia-NATO meeting of senior military commanders.
Re-establishment of monarchy is at risk
The plans of the Georgian opposition, which has been demanding the resignation of Saakashvili for two weeks, include a switch to parliamentary government, as well as the re-establishment of the constitutional monarchy. The outcome of the civil confrontation in Georgia is undefined. It has been found that the re-establishment of monarchy is also at risk.
Ossetians in Georgian prisons
A video of interrogation and beating of three Ossetian young men who disappeared last autumn is now on the web. The Ossetian rights defenders got hold of the recording made in the Georgian prison last week. The international organizations displayed no interest in the fate of people reported missing in Georgia.
Criminals in trousers are more agreeable to the Georgian authorities
Before Easter, the President of Georgia issued an amnesty edict, which is traditional for this Christian feast. However, mostly man-criminals were let out into the streets. It seems to have been done because women would have hurried home, while those of the stronger sex could enlarge the ranks of the opposition and discredit the over- civilized protest actions. Such terrible injustice caused a riot at the women’s penal colony in Tbilisi.
Psycho attack in progress
The protest week will start on April 21 after the four-day timeout for Easter in Tbilisi. However the break in confrontation between the authorities and opposition was interrupted by the opponents’ traditional shootouts from both sides. From Tuesday experts foresee “a hot week”. Tbilisian confrontation started on April 9 has already been labeled a “psycho war” or “a war of nerves”.
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