Thursday, 23 February 2017
Archive by 2009-07-22
Kitsmarishvili decided to become the director general of Public TV 2009-07-22 17:41 Erosi Kitsmarishvili, the ex-owner of Rustavi-2 intends to become the director general of the Public Broadcaster of Georgia.
Russian Foreign Ministry hopes the world realizes the consequences of arms supplies for Georgia 2009-07-22 17:07 Russia hopes many countries understand the consequences of arms supplies for Georgia, said today Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, answering a question about Saakashvili’s interview to The Washington Post, in which the Georgian leader urges the USA to supply Georgia with advanced arms to withstand Russia.
Mock prison cells are being removed before Biden’s visit 2009-07-22 17:05 On the threshold of Joe Biden’s arrival [expected at 6 p.m.] mock prison cells, installed over 3 months ago by opposition, are being removed from Rustaveli Avenue.
Georgian Parliament is being prepared for Biden’s speech 2009-07-22 16:00 Today Joseph Biden, the U.S. Vice President, is planned to deliver a speech in the Parliament of Georgia.
Students of European universities to participate in Tskhinval reconstruction 2009-07-22 15:29 In the nearest future a youth construction team will arrive in Tskhinval to participate in reconstruction of objects, ruined in the course of August 2008 events.
Alasania admitted: Georgia has no alternative to restoration of relations with Moscow 2009-07-22 14:57 There is no alternative to normalization of relations between Russia and Georgia, and if there is a political will, the sides can “agree on much”, believes Irakli Alasania, one of the opposition leaders.
Mass media: Saakashvili urged the USA to supply Georgia with advanced weapons 2009-07-22 13:11 "I think the decision to help us is there," he added, noting recent meetings between Georgian and U.S. defense officials. "It's a matter of speeding up the process. . ." - the Washington Post.
Today Georgia’s mandate at the OSCE security forum expires 2009-07-22 12:49 Today the last sitting of the security forum under Georgian chairmanship will be held in the OSCE headquarters.
Baramidze: participation of the USA in the EUMM will reinforce the latter 2009-07-22 12:01 "The possible appearance of the USA representatives in the EUMM will allow creating in the future a basis for turning the EUMM in police or peacemaking mission".
Tbilisi commented upon the refusal to let in two Russian diplomats 2009-07-22 11:22 Two Russian diplomats were refused to enter Georgia to work in the section of the Swiss embassy in Tbilisi. The Foreign Ministry of Russia regretted that decision and mentioned it couldn’t rule out the adequate response.
The Wall Street Journal presented no apologies to Saakashvili 2009-07-22 10:40 The Wall Street Journal presented no apologies to Mikheil Saakashvili over the publication of his interview, as no such requests came, Kavkazski Uzel reports alluding to Kate Dobbin, the Dow Jones [owner of the WSJ] company official representative.
About “Russian envy” and Mikhail Saakashvili’s new fancies
President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili is widely known for his extraordinary statements. Although he is less aphoristic than, say, another well-known politician Victor Chernomyrdin; sill, each of Mikhail Nikolozovitch's statements makes the observers comment upon his "little wisecracks".
Drawing a propaganda bead on Sukhum
Lately the Georgian side has been especially persistent about the incidents involving Russian border guards on Georgian-Abkhaz border. The latest one is a shootout in Gali district of the republic on July 20. What’s the aim of these Gebbels-like information attacks?
Has Biden come to bid farewell or to support?
The Georgian government is expecting the US Vice President Joe Biden to arrive soon. This visit obviously means support of the current authorities. Still, the opposition is also getting ready carefully for Biden's arrival, hoping that he would criticize the autocratic tendencies and encourage democracy. It looks like a big pile of written complaints has been prepared for the distinguished visitor. Whose side is the American going to take?2009-07-22 23:09
“Teenage tricks” of Georgian President
President’s appearance in parliament for the debates has been a real success. Western diplomats and tame opposition enjoyed it. But implacable opponents didn’t believe him and were not inspired by Manilov-style dreams. Most probably they just saw that the diagnosis Nino Burdzhanadze made for Saakashvili was right. In the meantime the scandal with the article in The Wall Street Journal that as it turned out offered no apologies to the president, confirms the idea of the Georgian leader’s inadequacy.
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