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Archive by 2009-05-05
Legal proceedings of Mukhrovani incident instituted 2009-05-05 19:06 "Mutiny participants are detained, some part hid and is being sought with the use of helicopters", the Minister said.
MIA: situation in Georgia is stable and under control of the authorities 2009-05-05 18:07 At the present moment the situation in Tbilisi and all Georgia, including the military base in Mukhrovani, where the mutiny was prepared, is stable and controlled by the government, the statement of the Interior Ministry says.
Opposition: mutiny in Mukhrovani is another political performance 2009-05-05 17:31 Mikheil Saakashvili has already started using Georgian army for his political objectives, stated Zviad Dzizdziguri, the conservative party leader, commenting messages and MIA’s video concerning the mutiny in Mukhrovani.
Mukhrovani tank battalion crew disarmed 2009-05-05 17:03 Commandment of the battalion, which today claimed insubordination to the authorities, previously promised to take no aggressive actions and demanded to conduct a dialog between the authorities and the opposition which had been staging mass protest actions since April 9th.
Rogozin: mutiny in Georgian army witnesses collapse of statehood 2009-05-05 16:50 Dmitri Rogozin, the Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO, believes that aggravation of the situation in Georgian army witnesses the collapse of Georgian statehood.
President of Georgia arrived at the military base in Mukhrovani 2009-05-05 16:22 Vano Merabishvili, the Interior Minister, David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense, and other high-ranking officials of law enforcement, security, defense structures are also staying here; military machinery and special mission units deployed.
General Koba Kobaladze, suspected of organizing a mutiny, is arrested 2009-05-05 16:14 General Koba Kobaladze, suspected of organizing the armed mutiny in the armoured battalion in Mukhrovani, is arrested.
Saakashvili called the mutiny in Mukhrovani a “Russian provocation” 2009-05-05 15:48 "It is an isolated incident and it didn’t spread to other military bases, the situation is under control. Order and stability are kept in the country", Saakashvili claimed.
Saakashvili called for mutineers to surrender 2009-05-05 15:26 He mentioned that the negotiations are being conducted since morning, and Vano Merabishvili is currently on site. Saakashvili’s address was broadcasted live in the air of Georgian TV channels. "We will take all the serious measures to avoid long-term riots inside the country. We are ready to take all the measures for protection of the democracy and territorial integrity of the country. We will not
Ministry of Defense of Georgia: NATO exercise will be held despite the mutiny in the military base 2009-05-05 14:59 "No changes to the schedule and date of conducting the exercise were made, it starts on May 6th as it was planned", the Ministry claimed. The spokesman failed to answer the question of possibility of bringing the armed forces into the increased operational readiness in the light of the mutiny in the military base in Mukhrovani. “I cannot say anything about it so far ", he mentioned.
Opposition postponed road-blocking action for indefinite time 2009-05-05 14:49 Georgian opposition postponed its road-blocking action, set for today, for indefinite time – The Vzglyad reports alluding to action organizers’ press centre.
Military police surrounded military base in Mukhrovani 2009-05-05 14:04 Military police surrounded mutinous base in Mukhrovani, RIA Novosti inform alluding to Shota Khizanishvili, the head of the Interior Ministry of Georgia.
South Ossetia accuses Georgia of organizing a terrorist act in Transcaucasian highway 2009-05-05 13:51 Yesterday employees of the Committee for State Security of South Ossetia found an explosive device in Transcaucasian highway. SO authorities believe that Georgian special services are involved in installation of the bomb. In their view, Georgian special services try to destabilize situation in south Ossetia before the parliamentary elections, Novosti-Gruzia reports alluding to the Committee for
Georgian armoured battalion started a mutiny 2009-05-05 13:27 Georgian armoured battalion in Mukhrovani (20 miles away from Tbilisi) today proclaimed insubordination to the authorities, stated David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia.
Georgian Public Defender intends to fine the Interior Minister 2009-05-05 13:04 According to the ombudsman’s office, on May 6th Sozar Subari intends to write a protocol of administrative infraction in regard to the Interior Ministry head, and in accordance with this document he will be assessed from 20 to 40 minimal wages (In Georgia the minimal wage amounts GEL 135, approximately USD 80).
Christian Democrats against blocking highways in Tbilisi 2009-05-05 12:16 Christian Democrats regard opposition’s decision on blocking roads in Tbilisi as wrong, said Georgi Targamadze, the Christian Democratic part leader, at yesterday’s briefing.
Opposition plans one more action on May 9th 2009-05-05 11:02 On May 9th , one month after the beginning of opposition rallies, one more mass protest action will be held in Rustaveli Avenue, in its scale similar to the April 9th one, stated Salome Zourabishvili, the Way of Georgia party leader, at the meeting near the Parliament building.
A military mutiny near Tbilisi. Or a staging by MIA?
The military personnel of the armored cavalry battalion have excited a mutiny at a military base in Mukhrovani. This was reported on May, 5 by Minister of Defense of Georgia David Sikharulidze. Meanwhile, the Georgian MIA has circulated a video record giving evidence that the mutiny was allegedly arranged with certain assistance from Russia.
UN: impartiality test
Abkhazia’s participation in the next round of Geneva talks planned for May 18-19 will depend on the UN report on the situation in the region. It was stated by Abkhaz Foreign Minister Sergey Shamba after the meeting with co-chairmen of discussions Pierre Morel, Johan Verbeke and Harlampos Hristopulos.
Battle for broadcasting
Struggling for power the Georgian authorities and opposition are competing for their influence on broadcasting media. Demonstrations and protest actions unfold not only near the Parliament but at the Public TV building too. A well-known saying has a new interpretation: who owns power orders information. Even Freedom House recent report highlighted that the mass media in Georgia were only “partly free” tending to become “not free”.
Caucasian boundaries: a “consolidated” protest from the West
Signing an agreement for the joint control over the Russian border with Abkhazia and South Ossetia aroused a stormy reaction not only in Georgia but also in EU and NATO countries. Such loud resonance, however, did not at all surprise the Russian MFA.
Not everyone in Tskhinval agrees with the party lists
CEC of South Ossetia has published the final list of candidates for party deputy that are going to participate in parliamentary elections on 31 May 2009. Passions are again running high around the two oppositional parties.2009-05-05 15:38
Ministry of best reforms guarding Saakashvili’s regime
According to public-opinion polls in №1 reformer country (i.e. Georgia) the police have been reformed best of all. This is logical: the authorities will not be able to stand against opposition without support of power structures.2009-05-05 15:34
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