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Archive by 2009-05-07
Presidents of the Czech Republic and Georgia held a meeting 2009-05-07 17:48 Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic, the EU chair country, received his Georgian counterpart, Mikheil Saakashvili, who arrived for the Eastern partnership summit of the EU, starting today.
Opposition for the urgent meeting with Saakashvili 2009-05-07 17:10 Today opposition leaders campaigned for the meeting with Mikheil Saakashvili to be held as soon as possible.
EU hopes meeting on security in Caucasus will be held soon 2009-05-07 16:32 Today the EUMM in Georgia issued a statement in connection with the deranged meeting on security in Caucasus
International maneuvers participants are conducting working meetings 2009-05-07 15:31 Cooperative Longbow 09/Cooperative Lancer exercise [held in Georgia in the Partnership for Peace program framework] participants are conducting working meetings today.
MIA of Georgia accuses Georgi Gachechiladze in provoking the clash with the police 2009-05-07 14:37 According to the MIA, 29 people were taken to hospitals [22 protesters, 1 journalist, 6 policemen]. Opposition claims of the 60 aggrieved, including leaders of several parties. MIA accused opposition in the incident stating that “the police was defending the building". “Protest participants, who gathered near the Parliament building before the incident, were provoked by opposition leader Georgi
Ex-commander of the National Guard is presented the charge 2009-05-07 13:08 "My client is charged only on the basis of the detained Major Giya Gvaladze, who said Kobaladze attended the meeting at which the plot was planned", Nikolaishvili said in Rustavi 2 air.
NATO maneuvers in Georgia may lead to another Cold War 2009-05-07 12:34 NATO maneuvers in Georgia may provoke the retreat to the Cold War, believes Boris Gryzlov, the Speaker of the State Duma [lower chamber of the Russian parliament].
4-sided meeting on normalizing situation in Caucasus is deranged 2009-05-07 12:00 "Despite the previously reached agreement the Georgian side refused to hold this meeting in it territory in village Ergneti near the border with South Ossetia, and proposed to hold it in the city of Gori, located in the considerable distance from the border. For a number of reasons, including the ones of security, this proposal was not suitable the South Ossetian side, and it refused to go to
Activists accused of beating a journalist, are released 2009-05-07 11:20 The activists were released on request of Ilia II, the Catholicos- Patriarch of All Georgia, who last night, after the incident near the police office in Tbilisi , turned to the authorities and asked them to take measures to ease the tense situation in the country.
New ultimatum of the Georgian opposition 2009-05-07 10:48 Last night at the rally in Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi Koba Davitashvili, the People’s Party leader, said the authorities are given time to 5 p.m. [local time] Thursday to release the three detained activists, RIA Novosti informs, alluding to Caucasia TV channel.
29 people, injured in the incident near police building in Tbilisi, are taken to hospitals 2009-05-07 10:23 Last night 29 people injured in the clash of police and opposition supporters near Tbilisi main police office, are taken to hospitals, said Eka Zguladze, the deputy Interior Minister, in the live air of the Georgian TV.
Georgia: post-riot maneuvers
NATO initiated Cooperative Longbow 09/Cooperative Lancer 09 exercises in Georgia. The republic’s Ministry of Defense stated that regardless of the riot in Mukhrovani armored battalion the military exercises would be carried out as planned.
Neither exercises nor raids scare Georgian opposition away
NATO exercises have begun in Georgia. Simultaneously the Interior Ministry keeps arresting the Mukhrovani rioters. All this slightly affected the schedule of opposition actions.
Will Europeans figure out the Mukhrovani riot puzzle?
50 officers and 13 civilians were detained following the incident in Mukhrovani. The names of the detainees are kept secret except for General Koba Kobaladze and expert Vakhtang Maisaya. The opposition accuses the authorities of a new provocation calling for international investigation. Foreign diplomats accredited in Georgia state they are waiting for the Georgian Interior Ministry to present investigation results.
Miraculous rescue of Vano Merabishvili
Suppressing a “mutiny” in Mukhrovani, putting Chairman of the “Generals Club” Koba Kobaladze under arrest, discovering the “espionage activites” of Irakli Maisaya, a military expert – this is an incomplete list of the heroic actions taken by the Georgian law-enforcement authorities within the last two days. Such turbulent events are just inconceivable for the civilized Europe. Still, political surrealism of Georgia becomes more and more evident. It turns out that the attempt upon the life of Vano Merabishvili, Head of MIA, has been prevented the same stormy days in May.2009-05-07 19:56
One Conqueror for everyone
Today, all the orthodox countries including Georgia and Russia are celebrating St. George’s Day. The Conqueror’s exploit of spearing the dragon is revered in both countries. Regrettably this year the two spiritually allied people are celebrating their common feast as enemies.
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