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Archive by 2009-06-18
Georgian officer asks for political asylum in Russia 2009-06-18 22:47 In the air of the Echo of Moscow he said he is a Lieutenant of Georgian Army. Bzhania told on may 23rd , aftert the watch, he left the service, disguised in civil clothes came to Poti, passed by Abkhazian post, came up to the Russian one and requested a political asylum.
EBRD is ready to finance Nabucco 2009-06-18 17:29 The bank is ready to allocate EUR 1 bn, and it will allow starting implementation of the project next year.
EU may prolong its monitoring mission in Georgia 2009-06-18 17:13 The mandate of the EUMM expires on September 30th , he said and added the EU feels its responsibility and clearly understands the role of its monitoring mission in Georgia.
Laborites demand to return Bush Street its original name 2009-06-18 16:45 According to Ioseph Shatberashvili, the Labour Party Secretary General, George Bush is to blame for Georgia’s losing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as with his connivance Kosovo separated from Serbia, and it indirectly lead to Georgia’s loss of the two regions.
NATO-Georgia commission examined the situation with democracy in the country 2009-06-18 16:05 NATO-Georgia Commission sitting was held on June 17th in NATO headquarters; situation with the democracy in the country was considered, progress in the sphere was assessed.
Georgian opposition leaders reported Semneby of the violence from the side of police 2009-06-18 14:58 Today in Tbilisi Mariott hotel another meeting of non-parliamentary opposition leaders with the EU special envoy, Peter Semneby, was held.
Peace Corps volunteers arrived in Georgia 2009-06-18 13:59 Today a group of Peace Corps representatives arrived in Tbilisi. In the airport they were met by Lasha Zhvania, the Minister of Economic Development of Georgia, and John Tefft, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia.
New attack on opposition members in Tbilisi 2009-06-18 12:52 According to Bidzina Gujabidze, one of the opposition leaders, at the dawn a group of unknown people attacked the opposition members and beat them up severely.
Moscow for resumption of the OSCE mission activities in Caucasus 2009-06-18 12:31 "Decisions of compromising character, ensuring preservation of international organisations’ monitors, with consideration of the realities, changed after the military risky gambling of the Georgian leaders in August 2008, can be found", the Russian diplomat said and expressed hope that “negotiations will be continued, and Russia will participate in them".
Foreign Ministry of Georgia accused Russia of militarization of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-06-18 11:52 The statement is the reaction on the Russian President’s order to start signing of accords in military sphere with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
UAE has blocked Pravda.Ru, a popular Russian Internet resource 2009-06-18 11:30 According to the incoming information, Pravda.Ru http://www.pravda.ru/, a popular Internet resource, was suddenly blocked by Etisalat, the major Internet-provider of the United Arab Emirates without any preliminary warning or claim. Therefore, the UAE users were denied access to the popular Internet edition.
Opposition to organize procession from the Parliament to the Supreme Court 2009-06-18 11:08 He said protesters would have a procession from the Parliament to Digomi Alley, where the city court is located.
OSCE mission head held a meeting with the Minister of Defense of Georgia 2009-06-18 10:28 Before her departure from Georgia Terry Hakala, the OSCE mission head, held a meeting with David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia.
Alasania discussed security issues of Caucasus in the USA 2009-06-18 09:54 According to the party press service, Alasania held a meeting with Alexander Vershbow , Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security , and with Daniel Rosenblum, the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia. At the meetings the Georgian opposition leader touched upon the issues of regional security, as well as the situation in the conflict areas and issues of military
EU Strengthens Hand in the Caucasus
Russia is ready to co-operate with the European Union to provide for peace and stability in the South Caucasus. The Russian external policy body informed of this on 17 June in its official communication. In Smolenskaya Square they think that after the withdrawal of the UN and OSCE the presence of EU mission observers is required.
The UN mission send-off in a Georgian manner
The UN mission’s future was decided upon the day before, when during the Security Council session, Russia imposed a veto upon the draft resolution on technical prolongation of the UN mission mandate in Transcaucasia. However, recently the diplomatic battles have been intensified. There is a paradox: Moscow is talking about the victory of its diplomacy, while Tbilisi is asserting quite the opposite, promising to get round the Russian veto. What is in store for the Caucasus now that the international organization’s activities have come to a dead end? The GeorgiaTimes reporter tried to catch the voice from Tbilisi.
Is the Georgian government going to take the knock on forests?
Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia announced the timber processing license auction sale. The environmental specialists were the first to speak against it; however, they may also be followed by the oppositionists. At the end of last year, the intended transfer of the forest administration into private hands aroused such a vehement protest that the auction sale was postponed. GeorgiaTimes is talking to economical expert Ditrikh Muller.
More manpower for the Abkhazian and South-Ossetian armies
Soon, Russia is going to sign the agreements on military cooperation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The corresponding direction was given by Dmitri Medvedev on June, 16. Such serious step is grounded by the fact that the monitoring missions are gradually going away from the South Caucasus, leaving the young republics face to face with Georgia.
Economic Intelligence Palpated Georgian Railway
The visit of the Russian Railways (RZD) President Vladimir Yakunin to Georgia has not taken place. A reaction to the information «Mantoux test» was not slow to arrive: the opposition accused the authorities of a desire to sell everything to Russia. But no one else is asking!2009-06-18 13:55
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