Thursday, 23 March 2017
Archive by 2009-06-19
Stanislav Kochiyev became the Speaker of South Ossetian Parliament 2009-06-19 22:51 In the course of the secret ballot 22 out of 34 voted for, 12 – contra. Previously Kochiyev was the MP of all the four convocations, and the Speaker of the parliament of the 3rd convocation.
Question of Azerbaijanian-Georgian border demarcation remains undecided 2009-06-19 22:49 At the same time, according to the same source, the countries made a decision to continue consultations, which are planned to be held in the nearest future in Baku.
Russia-NATO Foreign Ministers meeting to be held on June 27th 2009-06-19 17:57 According to Rogozin, the resumption of political dialog will open the way for resumption of military cooperation, including interaction on Afghanistan, resumption of Russia’s participation in NATO anti-terrorist NATO operation in the Mediterranean sea, and cooperation in struggle with pirates in Somali coast.
USA to help Georgian police 2009-06-19 17:06 The purpose of the program is assistance for safe return of refugees, restoration of agricultural activities and trade, ensuring humanitarian aid supplies, the U.S. embassy reported.
Georgia signed a convention on the access to the official documents 2009-06-19 16:51 Twelve Council of Europe member countries, including Georgia, signed the Convention on Access to Official Documents. The ceremony was held in Tromsu [Norway], at the CE Conference of Justice Ministers, Day. Az reports alluding to the Association of young lawyers of Georgia.
Alik Bjania: Saakashvili is preparing a new war 2009-06-19 16:32 “Mikheil Saakashvili again intends to start a war with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. I don’t want and don’t intend to fight against Russia, against my brothers”. Bjania expressed confidence pressure will be exerted on his parents from the side of special services and mass media.
Bjania refuted statements about his dismissal in May 2009-06-19 15:49 At the press conference in Moscow he showed his identity card, valid till 2011. “I’ve got documents in English. This is the identity card, it is like a pass. If I’m fired, this document is taken away from me immediately”.
Batu Kutelia: charter on strategic partnership with the USA will soon be implemented 2009-06-19 15:01 This meeting has a great meaning, as it will become a new, practical stage of implementation of the strategic partnership between Georgia and the USA, he said and added the fulfillment of the Charter’s paragraphs is very important for Georgia.
Question of political asylum for Bjania to be solved before September 2009-06-19 14:34 Previously Bjania made a corresponding request and was given the certificate proving it is being considered. Yesterday, in the air of Echo of Moscow he said on May 23rd he left the place of his service, crossed border with Abkhazia and turned to Russian border guards who handed him over the relevant structures. Bjania said it was political regime in Georgia which made him to do it all.
Eka Beselia to sue the Interior Minister 2009-06-19 14:33 The claim is connected with the dispersal of protest action near the main police building in Tbilisi. Beselia charges personally Merabishvili in it. “The claim contains the information about the people who were beaten up and arrested on June 15th“, the party’s press service reported.
Rows of mock prison cells near Avlabari residence restored 2009-06-19 12:51 Yesterday opposition leaders spread messages of destruction of the mock prison cells and arrests of protesters, but the Interior Ministry doesn’t confirm these messages.
No To Violence action to be staged in Tbilisi 2009-06-19 12:13 According to Pikria Kushitashvili, the Democratic Movement- United Georgia [Telavi office] via this action regional opposition parties will express solidarity with those, who suffered at the dispersal of rally near main police building in Tbilisi on June 15th.
Opposition tents broken, several people beaten up 2009-06-19 11:32 They said the assaulters were policemen in civil disguise. Nino Burjanadze [Democratic Movement – United Georgia leader] and Eka Beselia [For United Georgia Secretary General] arrived at site and accused the authorities in the incident.
UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to visit Sokhumi 2009-06-19 10:48 In the letter Shamba sent yesterday to Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, on the occasion of the UN mission termination, the Abkhazian side didn’t rule out the possibility of further partner cooperation with the organization, in a new role. The letter also mentioned that Abkhazia realizes the important role of the UN in the process of peacemaking and keeping security in the world.
Armenians of Georgia: Ask More, Then We’ll See
Do the Armenians of the Georgian District Samtkhe-Djavakheti have the right to demand self-government and provision of a state status to the Armenian language? Georgians believe this is contrary to the Constitution. Armenians seem to be acting according to the principle: ask much, take what you’re given.
Caucasus awaiting new military exercises
The fourth and seventh of the Russian ground forces military brigades currently dislocated in South Ossetia and Abkhazia are going to take part in the Caucasus-2009 strategic military exercises scheduled for June, 29 - July, 6. This fact was reported by Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces Vladimir Boldyrev.
The Church as the Caucasian peace-maker
No use looking forward to any profound changes in the Georgian-Russian relationship after the Georgian hierarchs’ visit to Moscow. The issues of subordination and mutual support in the religious world are settled without any reference to interstate connections. However, in this case, things may go worse, for, unlike the Russian Orthodox Church, the Georgian Church does not separate the matters of religion from political reality.2009-06-19 23:05
Georgian Opposition Changes Its Strategy
Yesterday it still seemed that the situation was settling down in Tbilisi: neither traditional protest actions nor manifestations. The police freed the street adjacent to the State Chancellery from cage cameras without any difficulty. And the government session did not witness any incidents: neither egg nor bottle throwing. Of course, this can be explained by the weather conditions: the capital has been beaten by heavy showers for five days. But the opposition has proved again that it does not care about any hindrances. Today another protest action is planned near the Chief Administration of Internal Affairs. And the further plans will be announced by the opposition on 22 June.
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