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Archive by 2009-07-08
Yakobashvili thanked Obama for support 2009-07-08 20:33 Georgian State Minister for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili believes the visit of US President Barack Obama to Moscow has been another confirmation that the States don’t favor “the Kremlin’s attempts to change the world order, European borders and subdue other states”.
RF Deputy: USA acknowledge prematurity of Caucasus war conclusions 2009-07-08 20:32 USA’s stand on the August events in the Caucasus is changing in favor of Russia.
Georgia sets conditions for restoring diplomatic ties with Russia 2009-07-08 18:08 Georgia is ready to restore diplomatic relations with Russia provided Moscow leaves only one diplomatic representation in the country.
A corporal deserts Georgian army 2009-07-08 17:54 Corporal Tengiz Jakeli recently disappeared from the 5th infantry brigade of Georgian Armed Forces where he was in military service.
Military prosecution on inspection to the military unit Artemyev served in 2009-07-08 17:40 “The inspection in the military unit has not been completed yet, - he specified. – We will report on the results of our work upon completion”.
Tbilisi disproves information on resumed flights of pilotless drones over Abkhazia 2009-07-08 17:09 Georgian Ministry of Defense disproved information the Abkhazian side had disseminated on resumed flights of Georgian pilotless drones over the territory of Abkhazia.
Georgian opposition to meet US Vice President wearing white 2009-07-08 15:17 Opposition supporters are going to wear white clothes to meet US Vice President Joseph Biden who is coming to Tbilisi in the second half of July.
Georgian pilotless drones again in the sky of Abkhazia 2009-07-08 15:15 On July 7 2009 at 22.00 near Saberio village the border-security forces of Abkhazia caught sight of two pilotless aircrafts going from Georgia into Gali district of Abkhazia. Then at 23.35 near Khukhun village of Tkvarchali district two pilotless drones were noticed too”, - the authority reports.
Young opposition activists to start a large-scale protest rally 2009-07-08 13:25 Young opposition activists are preparing another large-scale protest action to be held on July 9. This is the way the opposition will celebrate third month since the start of protest rallies in Tbilisi. The demonstration will coincide with US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Georgia.
Foreign Ministry of Georgia discussed UN windup issues 2009-07-08 13:23 Alexander Nalbandov, Georgia’s Deputy Foreign Minister and David Harland, Director of Europe and Latin America Division, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations discussed issues connected with the wrap-up of the UN monitoring mission’s operations in Georgia today at the meeting at Georgia’s Foreign Ministry, News Georgia reports with reference to the Georgian Ministry’s press and
Two Georgian refugees attempted to cross Russian border 2009-07-08 12:18 Two Georgian refugees, residents of Zugdidi, Andrey Bendyuk, 15, and his grandmother Valentina Bendyuk, 59, recently attempted to cross Russian border on Adler checkpoint near Sochi.
Missions Left but Promised to Come Back
The international UN observers are leaving Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but do not exclude the prospects of continuation of their activity in these republics. All the parties of the conflict seem to want them back, as well as the USCE mission. But principles interfere. Diplomatic battles continue.
Prospects of Patchwork Peace
The European Union Commission is investigating on the reasons and instigator of the August war of 2008. A year later than one of the most paradoxical wars in the Caucasus: Russians and Georgians had never warred with each other in all their history. Russia and Georgia have already completed their investigations. However, it looks like no lesson has been learnt from the tragic events of the recent past. The situation on the borders remains disquieting. As if they feared to hurt the experts foretelling a new war, the parties have been speaking on provocations for two days in a row.
The Georgian opposition takes “a business holiday”
President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili may note with satisfaction both for himself and for the foreign journalists who seem to take much interest in his person that the “spring attack” of the opposition has died out.
Georgia: a status-quo as before
The Georgians have been closely watching the meeting of the RF president Dmitri Medvedev and the USA President Barack Obama. All in all, the future of this small country, which has interposed in the confrontation between the two states either by accident, or by innocence, or out of the Caucasian ambitions, depends upon this meeting. Despite of the politicians' abundant comments upon the two leaders’ meeting, the forecast of the experts seems to be most probable: after the meeting of Obama and Medvedev, a status-quo will be maintained in respect of Georgia as before.
On War, Caucasus 2009 Exercises and Israeli Insurers
Speculations on the topic of the Georgian war should subside after the end of the Russian Army exercises and the meeting of the Russian and US leaders. This year the situation on the Georgian border is far from the events of July-August'2008. Single incidents, such as today's gunfire on the Inguri bridge, cannot be considered a sign of general tension in the conflict zone.
Grants are sinking into the earth
Georgia might long have turned into a prosperous country, with all the money it receives from the international organizations and the Western countries for free, or at a low interest. However, as the Labour Party of Georgia has stated recently, these funds are squandered by the government. Executive Secretary of the party Paata Jibladze told GeorgiaTimes about the misuse of the agricultural grants.2009-07-08 16:15
The law is between democracy and demagogy
These last days, the public attention in Georgia and abroad has been drawn to the meeting of the Russian and American presidents. However, the domestic infighting has not been given up in Tbilisi. As soon as the Moscow summit was over, the Georgian media again became overwhelmed with the politicians’ mutual accusations. The reason for discord was the amendments to the legislation, which are going to be used by the parliamentarians to squeeze the opposition from Rustaveli avenue.
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