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Archive by 2009-05-06
MIA published Mukhrovani battalion officers’ testimonies 2009-05-06 18:36 Among the materials presented by the agency - testimony of Georgi Gvaladze, ex-officer, now a private of the armed forces of Georgia, arrested on May 4th.
NATO Secretary General scolded Saakashvili 2009-05-06 17:37 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO Secretary General criticized Mikheil Saakashvili for misrepresentation of the exercise in the country. According to the Alliance official representative, the Secretary General is especially discontent with the statements the Georgian leader made in TV air.
PA NATO delegation held a meeting with parliamentary opposition 2009-05-06 16:39 NATO Parliamentary Assembly delegation, staying in Tbilisi with a visit, today held a meeting with parliamentary opposition representatives.
Saakashvili admitted he was ready to quell the mutiny in Mukhrani by force 2009-05-06 15:55 At today’s meeting with the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili admitted that in case the tank battalion complied with the 1-hour ultimatum, he would order to start the operation on mutiny crushing.
Vakhtang Maisaya confessed he was the agent of foreign special services 2009-05-06 15:11 Vakhtang Maisaya, detained yesterday over suspicion of espionage, dean of the department of international political science, confessed he was the agent of foreign special services.
Georgia-NATO Council meeting to be held in Brussels 2009-05-06 14:35 Devi Chankotadze, the Chief of the Joint Staff of Georgia, returned to Tbilisi because of the yesterday’s mutiny. At the meeting Georgia will be represented by David Nairashvili, his deputy. As Chankotadze previously stated, the issues to be discussed at the meeting are participation of Georgian contingent in operation in Afghanistan, and shifting Georgian army to NATO standards.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia reinforce border guard 2009-05-06 13:54 Army of Abkhazia shifted to the regime of constant combat readiness in connection with NATO exercise. The guarding of Georgian –Abkhazian border is reinforced, said Anatoliy Zaitsev, the chief of the General Staff of the armed Forces of Abkhazia.
PA NATO delegation conducts meetings in Tbilisi 2009-05-06 12:35 Last evening NATO Parliamentary Assembly, staying in Georgia, held a meeting with the Ministry of Defense representatives.
Attempted murder of the Interior Minister prevented in Georgia 2009-05-06 11:46 The MIA expressed gratitude to Giya Karkarashvili, the ex-Minister of Defense, for the assistance in preventing the crime.
NATO military exercise in Georgia begins. 2009-05-06 11:14 According to MIA of Georgia, 212 participants are already in Vaziani. "In fact, Cooperative Longbow 09/Cooperative Lancer 09 exercise has begun today, the official opening ceremony to be held on May 11", the source in the Ministry of Defense said.
Western diplomats failed to behave as such in South Ossetia
The visit of the Genevan negotiations co-chairmen to Tskhinval scheduled for May, 5 has been disrupted by the EU, OSCE and UN representatives. This fact was reported by Special Envoy of the South-Ossetian President for post-conflict settlement Boris Chochiev.
South Caucasus seeks new guarantees of peace
Georgia keeps enhancing its military presence on borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. In this connection Moscow calls on Tbilisi to sign a new treaty on non-use of force in South Caucasus as stated by Russia’s UN Envoy Vitaly Churkin on May 4.
Saakashvili preferred greenhouses to cell-cages
The president of Georgia eventually confessed where he had gone after the energy summit in Sofia. Speaker of Parliament David Bakradze assured Mikheil Saakashvili was staying in Bulgaria. The opposition suspected the head of the state might be having fun in a Turkish seaside resort. And he simply was examining the structure of Turkish greenhouses.
Saakashvili is fighting the generals
The mutiny in Mukhrovani is not suppressed but ceased. The Georgian President managed to persuade the servicemen to lay down arms. General Koba Kobaladze is declared to be the initiator of the mutiny. Saakashvili stated that it is Russia who is actually provoking disorders and demagogically called upon the Russian government to refrain from “any provocative actions”. The Kremlin suggested that Mikhail Nikolaevitch should “consult a doctor”. Gocha Dzasokhov and Gia Melitauri give their comments on the events.2009-05-06 23:06
Off the political road
Georgian opposition has a new action plan with the picketers going to block highways: first on entrances and exits from the capital, then cutting off major transit motorways. The new wave of confrontation might lead to new unexpected developments of the peaceful actions or frustrate the plans of the opposition completely in view of the declared army riot near the capital.
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