Saturday, 25 February 2017
Archive by 2009-06-16
Maestro and Caucasia resumed broadcasting 2009-06-16 17:43 Yesterday a clash between opposition supporters and police occurred, Alliance for Georgia member Zurab abashidze wounded, several journalisrts suffered.
Parliament of Georgia resumed work in normal regime 2009-06-16 17:19 Restrictions were introduced on April 13th and concerned the access of journalists and admission of citizens, later the entrance to the building was restricted even for the employees. Sittings of the bureau and the committees were shifted to guest format and were held in regions or in ministries.
South Ossetia may renounce participation in Geneva Talks 2009-06-16 16:38 "There are many aspects and circumstances under which South Ossetia may renounce may renounce participation in the 6th round, scheduled for July 1st", Chochiyev said and reminded that Georgia hasn’t already presented the data about 3 kidnapped citizens of South Ossetia, one underaged among them – the aspect that deranged two meetings on incident prevention, also held in the framework of Geneva
Georgian government discussed issues of construction and consequences of heavy rains 2009-06-16 16:05 He turned to Georgi Khachidze, the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Georgia, and requested to prepare data on the damage caused by heavy rain and hail, of the aid rendered and to be rendered to the people aggrieved by the element.
Ban Ki-moon to make instructions on the UN mission in Georgia curtailment 2009-06-16 15:30 The UN mission in Georgia and Abkhazia stopped its work today at 8 a.m. [Moscow time] – past evening, at the UNSC sitting Russia set a veto on the draft resolution on technical extension of the mandate. 10 countries voted for prolongation, four [China, Vietnam, Libya and Uganda] abstained from voting, Russia has the right for veto, and voted contra.
Tbilisi deplores the non-prolongation of the UN mission in Caucasus 2009-06-16 14:49 "We deplore there will be no more UN Mission in Georgia, as it could have done many good. At the same time it is important to notice with the help of its friends Georgia managed to avoid the loss of its territorial integrity and sovereignty," Iakobashvili said.
Opposition didn’t try to impede the meeting of the Georgian government 2009-06-16 14:47 It lasted for several hours, after it the participants left the building quietly. Several cars drove away from the yard of the State Chancellery. The adjacent territory was guarded by units of police, state guard, special mission forces; but opposition supporters made no attempts to impede the sitting or block the building. Now all the additional forces of police and special mission units have
Washington deeply regrets the curtailment of the UN mission in Caucasus 2009-06-16 12:44 10 countries voted for prolongation, four [China, Vietnam, Libya and Uganda] abstained from voting, Russia has the right for veto, and voted contra.
Abkhazian authorities will not accelerate the withdrawal of UN mission 2009-06-16 12:42 The mission stopped its work today at 8 a.m. [Moscow time].
Foreign Minister of Abkhazia: Ilia II falsifies history 2009-06-16 11:47 Shamba criticized the Patriarch’s address to Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General. According to the Minister, this document claims Abkhazia and South Ossetia has never been independent subjects of international law.
Five opposition members arrested for 30 days for resisting police 2009-06-16 11:16 "33 opposition members, detained yesterday in the course of the incident near the main police building of Tbilisi, were released after having paid the administrative fine, imposed by the court".
Russia set a veto on the UN mission in Caucasus 2009-06-16 10:33 10 countries voted for prolongation, four [China, Vietnam, Libya and Uganda] abstained from voting, Russia has the right for veto, and voted contra.
Mission of Discord
The peacemaking mission of the UN in the South Caucasian region stopped its activity today. It remained there for about sixteen years. Should we dramatize the situation excessively?
Alasania draws a line
Leader of the opposition Irakli Alasania has invented the name for his future party which has been trying to come into being for several months already. Our Georgia – Free Democrats will differ from the non-compromising oppositionists by its readiness for a dialogue with the authorities right now, before the demand of an early presidential election is met. Is it an order from Washington?
“Tariel Oniani’s case” has united Moscow and Tbilisi
Moscow Court has been keeping Tariel Oniani, a “thief in law”, under arrest refusing to accept a 15 million rubles bail offered by the advocates. In Russia, Tariel is accused of kidnapping a businessman and blackmailing. However, the main danger is that he had launched a bloody war between the crime families. Oniani is accused by the Georgian authorities as well. Moscow has already announced its readiness to cooperate with Tbilisi on the same case.2009-06-16 17:59
UN Leaves Caucasus
The UN Security Council has not managed to approve the new draft resolution on the South Caucasus situation. The Russian part has put a veto on the technical extension of the mission mandate in the region, as it was based on the principles of Georgia’s «territorial integrity». Now the organization observers must leave the zone of the Georgia vs. Abkhazia conflict.
The Georgian society on the verge of total nihilism
The beginning of summer promised to be rather peaceful in Tbilisi. The experts were anticipating a time-out in the confrontation between the authorities and the opposition. However, the end of the last week was marked with the increased confrontation. The news bulletins were full of the “criminal and political” reports: eggs and bottles thrown at the delegates; a scuffle near the parliament building; oppositionists arrested by the police. The oppositionists’ confrontation with the foreign diplomats became a new event in political life. What is going to happen next?
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