Thursday, 23 March 2017
Archive by 2009-08-05
Foreign Ministry of Russia: no plans to annex Abkhazia 2009-08-05 18:05 "Talks about annexation are improper. It can be said that the assistance of the Russian Federation to Abkhazia is of systematic character, but the Russian state has no intention close to annexation, close to complete conquer of the heights of Abkhazia and South Ossetia", he said.
Sepulcher of Tsarina Tamar found? 2009-08-05 17:07 Nikoloz Rurua, the minister of culture, monument Protection and Sport, said the tomb belongs to a noble woman, perhaps, the one from a royal family.
Opposition requests the West to assist establishment of democracy in Georgia 2009-08-05 16:14 Today the Financial Times published his response to the newspaper’s article about the results of Joseph Biden’s visit to Georgia and his assurances of the U.S. support for Tbilisi and repelling threats from the Russian side.
Over 5 000 South Ossetians are recognized aggrieved in August war 2009-08-05 15:25 "According to the data of the Investigation Committee in the course of barbarian shellings and firings of the Georgian army 162 residents of South Ossetia were killed, 255 - wounded. In the course of repelling of the Georgian aggression 48 Russian military were killed, including 10 peacemakers", Karasin said.
Saakashvili admitted: years can be needed for Georgia’s integration in NATO 2009-08-05 14:46 The President added that even last year the country knew that the Alliance integration is a long process. He promised Georgia would continue course for joining, and therefore needs stabilization in the country, and political steps in this direction will be taken.
USA continues arms supplies to Georgia 2009-08-05 13:57 Commenting upon Vershbow’s words, who said that Washington doesn’t supply Georgia with weapons, he said “That’s not fully true”.
Brovtsev was confirmed the PM of South Ossetia 2009-08-05 13:33 Candidate Brovtsev, the director general of Vermikulit [construction firm, Chelyabinsk] was presented for consideration by the head of the republic.
In case of new aggression Georgia will be repelled 2009-08-05 13:16 In the course of plenary meeting of the conference on disarmament Valeriy Loshchinin, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN and international organizations in Geneva, said that Georgia will be repelled if “hot heads” in Tbilisi try to repeat its aggression against South Ossetia.
Over 120 Georgian provocations against South Ossetia and Abkhazia recorded within one year 2009-08-05 12:54 For a year after the august events of 2008 Russian military recorded over 120 provocations against South Ossetia and Abkhazia, said today Anatoliy Nagovitsin, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.
Lavrov: Georgian issue is no longer an obstacle in relations of Russia and the West 2009-08-05 12:40 In his view, “project Saakashvili” failed.
USA will impede recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-08-05 11:59 The USA intend to impede the wide international recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in ever possible way, said Alexander Vershbow, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (ISA), in the course of his speech in Senate’s committee for the international affairs of the U.S. Congress.
Biden urged Saakashvili to avoid destabilizing actions 2009-08-05 11:29 Biden called the Georgian leader to discuss the present-day situation in the country. He expressed anxiety about ht escalating tension and highlighted the importance of presence of objective international monitors on the both sides of the border.
Leader of South Ossetia ordered to close the border with Georgia 2009-08-05 10:39 At the present moment 12 cases of swine flu registered in Georgia.
Claims filed by the South-Ossetians: a test of objectiveness for the West
Almost a year has passed since the August 2008 events; however, the echo of the five-day war can be still heard. Despite the fact that the international committee for investigating the conflict in the Caucasus has still been unable to name the guilty, there are over two and a half thousand claims from the South Ossetians filed in the European Court of Human Rights. These claims were filed by those who have suffered from the aggression of Saakashvili’s regime in Tskhnival, and sooner or later the West will have to regard this fact.
Boundless mission field for Georgian Ombudsman
There’s no time for trifling with a war at the door. However it’s a good time to improve the human rights situation in Georgia with new People’s Defender Georgy Tugushi taking office (see photo). He is already hailes with complaints of political prisoners, aggrieved oppositionists, discriminated Armenians. Will Tugushi have enough strength (and most importantly – will) to oppose numerous violations of human rights in Georgia?2009-08-05 23:14
Washington: сalm down, Misha
Recent events on Georgian-South Ossetian border and the pending anniversary of the August conflict are brought up to the top level. Russian and US Presidents get in touch to call for non-aggravation in South Caucasus. Curiously enough, Washington is having mentoring chats with Mikheil Saakashvili which is not incidental.
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