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Moscow hopes USA’s contacts with Georgia and Ukraine will be transparent 2009-07-21 17:45 Russia hopes that contacts of the USA with Georgia and Russia will be transparent and deprived of behind-the- stage games, said today Andrey Nesterenko, the deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, commenting upon Joseph Biden’s visit to Georgia and Ukraine.
Opposition to inform Biden about the “real situation in Georgia” 2009-07-21 17:08 No sensational statement will be made at the meeting of the Georgian opposition with U.S. Vice President Biden, believes Levan Gachechiladze, one of Saakashvili’s main opponents.
Opposition criticized Saakashvili’s speech in the Parliament 2009-07-21 16:39 The speech Mikheil Saakashvili made in the course of parliamentary debated last night received ambiguous assessment of experts and opposition politicians. The president himself is content with the speech, as believes that new political and parliamentary culture was established in Georgia.
Expert: opposition lost the struggle with the authorities 2009-07-21 16:12 The expert thinks thee speech included the direct and clear address to the society stating the country is on the way back to normal rhythm of life.
Opposition didn’t support Saakashvili’s initiative to call local authorities elections 2009-07-21 15:36 Non-parliamentary opposition feels no enthusiasm about the President's initiative to call local elections on may 30th 2010, and stated it doesn't intend to support it.
Kokoyty promises to reconstruct the private sector of Tskhinval before cold 2009-07-21 14:57 He informed that together with the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia the plan to reconstruct objects ruined in the course of August events, and the process will be intensified before the end of the year.
NATO Secretary General admitted: neither Ukraine nor Georgia are ready to join the Alliance 2009-07-21 14:11 Every European country has a right to turn to the Alliance with a request of admission, but the desire is not everything, it is not automatic admission, the states must comply with all the demands of NATO, he underlined.
Biden to arrive in Georgia tomorrow evening 2009-07-21 12:48 Joseph Biden, the U.S. Vice President arrives in Tbilisi tomorrow evening , to 6 p.m. [local time] and leaves the country next day.
Sergei Shoigu arrived in Tskhinval 2009-07-21 12:26 Today Sergei Shoigu, the head of the Russian EMERCOM arrived with a working visit to Tskhinval, Baltinfo reports alluding to the Ministry press service.
Saakashvili proposed to conduct local elections on May 30th 2010 2009-07-21 11:50 Yesterday President Mikheil Saakashvili made a speech in the Parliament of Georgia and presented the two initiatives concerning local elections, Georgia Times reporter in Tbilisi says.
Saakashvili said in 2013 he will pass the authority to the people 2009-07-21 11:29 Yesterday President Mikheil Saakashvili delivered a speech in the Parliament of Georgia and reiterated he has no intention to resign early.
Has Georgia found a substitute for Ukraine?
The Georgian party keeps insisting upon the fact that Kiev’s procurement of arms to Tbilisi are quite legal. Alongside with that, Georgia believes that nothing terrible is going to happen should Ukraine for some reason give up the military and technical cooperation. What are the grounds for such confidence?
«Reset » by Mikheil Saakashvili
Hardly had the world news agencies reported on Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's sensation statements published in The Wall Street Journal (USA) where he practically admitted that after the August war "Georgia's hopes to join NATO are almost dead" when a retraction appeared.
Scheffer and his heritage
On July 20 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, current NATO Secretary General stated that neither Georgia nor Ukraine were ready to join the North Atlantic bloc yet. Like Anders Fogh Rasmussen who will be NATO’s next Secretary General soon Scheffer highlighted that it was important for NATO to settle relations with Russia now.2009-07-21 23:06
The President of Georgia was asked to give up his post. He agreed that there is a necessity for re-election. The only thing is that, according to the president, it is not him who should be replaced but heads of towns and villages. The president promised to provide his opponents with access to the media, ensure the judges’ independence and make the officials closer to the people. On the whole, it was a pleasant speech that Saakashvili delivered at the parliament debates. However, the US ambassador is already on his way to Georgia. As they say, he is going to find a substitution for the morally exhausted leader.
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