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Archive by 2009-05-20
PACE rapporteur on Georgia arrived in Tbilisi 2009-05-20 18:34 Mathyas Eorsi, the representative of the monitoring committee of the Council of Europe, PACE rapporteur on Georgia, arrived in Tbilisi today.
Belarusian MPs wait for Russia’s “compensation” for recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-05-20 17:40 Viktor Guminskiy, the member of the Belarusian parliament stated that the possibility of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Minsk depends on the extent to which Russia is ready to “compensate” the consequences that may allegedly follow this step of Belarusian MPs.
Guest sitting of the Georgian government is being held in Zugdidi 2009-05-20 16:55 The government of Georgia holds another its sitting in Zugdidi; meetings of latest weeks were conducted in Gori and Tsinandeli.
Cache with weapons found near Tskhinval 2009-05-20 16:01 A cache with weapons was found not so far from Tskhinval, the capital city of South Ossetia.
Ban Ki-moon proposed to change the format of the UN mission in Georgia and Abkhazia 2009-05-20 15:17 For the first time the title of the document there is no allusion to Abkhazia’s belonging to Georgia – unlike other Secretary General’s reports on the topic. One of the points mentions the UN mission on stabilization, and in fact, it may mean Ban Ki-moon’s proposal to change the name of the mission.
High-ranking official from British Foreign Office to visit Abkhazia 2009-05-20 14:39 Michael Davenport, the UK Foreign Office Director for Russia, the South Caucasus and Central Asia will arrive tomorrow in Abkhazia with a 20day visit.
One of the Alliance for Georgia leaders was taken away his car 2009-05-20 13:09 Law enforcement bodies’ representatives took away a car of David Gamkrelidze, one of the opposition Alliance for Georgia leader.
President of Georgia departed for Azerbaijan 2009-05-20 12:22 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, and his Azerbaijanian counterpart will discuss issues of bilateral and regional cooperation.
Georgian opposition leader beaten up 2009-05-20 11:24 Unknown people attacked Maisashvili and beat him up severely. The incident occurred in Vake district. The alliance representatives believe it was a political offence.
Saakashvili states he will not allow anyone to block roads 2009-05-20 10:39 “I’ll do everything to keep everyone in Georgia forever from closing highways, organizing a blockade of the railway or complicating life of our people in any other way. We must finally become the modern civilized European state”, Saakashvili said.
Mikheil Saakashvili’s arithmetic. How to divide a million?
Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili is again trying to discredit those implacable oppositionists who consider his immediate resignation and early presidential elections as well as free and fair parliamentary and Tbilisi mayor elections this autumn as the only decisive measures to overcome the political crisis in the country.
Ban Ki-moon to reanimate Geneva
All participants of the fifth round of Geneva talks on the situation in South Caucasus including the delegation from Abkhazia sat at the negotiating table on May 19 as stated by Alexander Pisarev, Senior Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Russian Federation to the UN.
Oh, what is the West going to say about Georgia!
The Georgians on both sides of the “cage town” walls in Tbilisi do their best to gain the West’s approval. Having made a tour over Europe before starting the actions, the oppositionists assumed the role of fighters for democratic values. Permanently consulting the Western experts, Saakashvili’s government wants to pose itself as a guarantor of stability before the Western partners. The situation reminds of a famous comedy by Griboedov with its question: “Oh, my God! What is princess Maria Aleksevna going to say!”2009-05-20 14:46
The “improper” behavior of Saakashvili’s
President of Georgia is treated differently: for some people he is an assiduous democratic reformer, while others treat him as a dictator and a satrap. However, the president undoubtedly possesses one peculiar quality. He is able to turn his friends into enemies and partners into competitors. Almost all of the current oppositional leaders are former president’s associates. Now Saakashvili has come to confrontation with the military, having made an enemy of a criminal “authority” Bondo Shalikiani, also a former associate of the president’s.
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