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Opposition informed Tbilisi Mayor’s office of prolongation of protest actions till June 26 2009-05-21 17:55 Today Georgian opposition informed Tbilisi Mayor’s office of prolongation of the protest action to June 26th , RIA Novosti reports, alluding to the Conservative Party of Georgia press service.
International observers to come to elections in South Ossetia 2009-05-21 17:02 "We expect a big official delegation from Russia, including representatives of the State Duma, other authority structures, and also non-governmental organizations. Besides, there will be observers from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, USA, France, Spain, and other countries”, he said and added there were no applications from Georgia.
Opposition rally is being staged near the Ministry of Defense 2009-05-21 16:08 Georgian opposition finished blocking traffic on both sides of Kura in Tbilisi.
Georgian opposition blocked both embankments of Kura river 2009-05-21 15:23 Georgian opposition blocked traffic in embankments at both sides of Kura river in the centre of Tbilisi.
Famous boxer to protect Georgian opposition 2009-05-21 14:28 David Kvachadze, the Champion of Europe, the three-times box champion of the USSR, joint the Georgian society Chven Ertad [Together], guarding opposition supporters staging anti-presidential rallies in Tbilisi.
Obama guaranteed the security of Georgia 2009-05-21 13:02 The USA will actively assist Georgia in providing security, stated Batu Kutelia, the ambassador of Georgia to the USA, after the ceremony of granting credentials to President Barack Obama in Washington D.C.
Azerbaijan to supply Georgia with gas for 5 years 2009-05-21 12:14 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, said that Georgia will receive gas from Azerbaijan – RIA Novosti. This agreement was reached at negotiations of Saakashvili and his Azerbaijanian counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, held on May 20 in Baku, the Georgian President’s statement for press claims.
David Bakradze held a meeting with PACE rapporteur on Georgia 2009-05-21 11:30 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, held a meeting with Mathyas Eorsi, the head of the Hungarian Parliament's European committee delegation, and also the PACE rapporteur on Georgia.
One of suspects of Mukhrovani mutiny killed in special operation 2009-05-21 10:54 According to eye witnesses, the firing was started by law enforcement representatives, and lasted for 10-15 minutes. The agency adds that Vano Merabishvili, the Interior Minister, examined the place of the special operation at 2:15 a.m., and soon left the territory. Giya Krialashvili was killed; levan Amiridze and Koba Otanadze were wounded and taken to Gudushauri clinical hospital.
Sukhum to greet guests
Greeting foreign guests is becoming a habit in the Abkhazian capital. In the coming days Sukhum receives Michael Davenport, Director of Russia, South Caucasus and Central Asia Department with the Foreign Ministry of Great Britain. Boris Gryzlov, Chairman of Russian parliament has just ended his visit to Abkhazia. The arrival of such a high-ranking Russian official to Sukhum was the first after Russia’s recognition of the republic’s independence last year.
The police and the protesters: the last verge
The situation in Tbilisi is slowly but surely getting out of control. The 20th of May was noted by the expected “police pressure” over the oppositionists. The news reported by informational agencies resembled the criminal bulletins: leader of the Party of the Future Gia Maisashvili beaten; second brother of Otabidze accused of preparing the Mukhrovani mutiny and put under arrest; police taking away the oppositionists’ cars. All these events resulted in another ultimatum.
Opposition passions in South Ossetia
There are 10 days before the parliamentary election in South Ossetia and the scandal around two opposition parties does not subside. Supporters of the president don’t deny that Edward Kokoyty is going to restrict his opponents’ access to “the gravy train” – Russian aid for restoration. And Albert Jussoev, Stroyprogress director general supposedly sponsoring the opposition denies any association with it and is going to fight for power in the republic.
Killed at Zar for the sake of a mad idea
On 20 May 1992, a transport column carrying refugees from South Ossetia, who were leaving Tskhinval in anticipation of a war with Georgia, was attacked by the Georgian gunmen. 32 Ossetians including women, children and old people were shot point-blank, 16 more people being seriously wounded. This was how the first President of the independent Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia realized the idea of the Ossetians being alien to the Georgians and having to leave. Leaders change but their attitude to the non-Georgians remains the same.
New UN Mission in Caucasus: to be or not to be?
On May 19 the United Nations disseminated its Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s report on the situation in South Caucasus. Moscow and Tbilisi have different interpretations of the document that played a crucial role for the Geneva discussions.
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