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Archive by 2009-08-07
Georgia impedes the returning of Georgians to South Ossetia 2009-08-07 18:35 Georgian authorities made obstacles to Georgians who had left South Ossetia in the course of August war and willing to return, stated Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia, at Tskhinval-Vladikavkaz-Moscow-Brussels telebridge.
8 000 candles to be lit in Moscow to commemorate victims of August 2008 2009-08-07 17:39 The same day activists of Nashi [Ours!] movement will come to the embassy of Switzerland, officially representing Russia’s interests to Georgia after the severance of the diplomatic relations. They intend to express their gratitude Switzerland for participation in settling the conflict and “readiness to support friendly relations with the Georgian people”. They want to call on the authorities of
Georgian students are building a human chain near the border with Abkhazia 2009-08-07 17:06 Georgi Shartva, the “August 7th “student movement stated the youth came here to say they’ll “never put up with the Russian boot on their soil”. Besides, they intend to turn to the government of Georgia to propose to proclaim August 7th the day of unity.
Solana regards situation in Georgia as broadly calm 2009-08-07 16:29 He made a statement, dated to the 1st anniversary of the beginning of Georgian-South Ossetian conflict.
Saakashvili: We do not seek to retake the territories by force 2009-08-07 16:01 “We do not seek to retake the territories by force – but we are resolute that we will never forget the rights of the displaced. And in pursuit of a greater good, we continue to build an open democracy and economy,” he writes.
Silence minute to be announced in Georgia 2009-08-07 15:15 Today at 3 p.m. [Moscow time] the silence minute all over georgi will be announced.
South Ossetia called on the UN, the EU and the OSCE to recognize its independency 2009-08-07 15:05 The document claims that one year ago South Ossetia faced a well-prepared and unprecendently massive armed aggression from the side of Georgia. South Ossetian government deplores the world community hasn’t already “condemned the actions of Georgian side, which lead to numerous victims, destruction and catastrophical humanitarian situation in the region”. The authors of the statement regret that
13th case of H1N1 registered in Georgia 2009-08-07 14:02 The 13th case of swine flu confirmed in Georgia.
Kokoyty: South Ossetia will soon be recognized by several other counties 2009-08-07 12:56 Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia, is sure that the republic would soon be recognized by several states, but he had no intention to force that process.
USA doesn’t regard embargoing arms supplies to Georgia as necessary 2009-08-07 12:29 The USA currently does not supply Georgia with armaments and don’t think that arms embargo should be laid in regard to this country, said today Philip Gordon, the Assistant Secretary of State. In his interview to Interfax he explained that Georgia, as well as any other country, has a right for self-defense.
Hackers attacked social networks on the threshold of August war anniversary 2009-08-07 11:51 The attack may be connected with the coming anniversary of the war in South Ossetia, The New York Times reports citing to Bill Woodcock, the expert in Internet traffic.
Government of Georgia published a report on August war 2009-08-07 11:49 Last evening, on the threshold of the August war anniversary, the Georgian government presented its report on those tragic days.
Georgia to send one battalion and 100 peacemakers to Afghanistan 2009-08-07 10:42 At yesterday’s sitting the Parliament of Georgia satisfied the President’s request for sending 100 peacemakers and one Georgian battalion to join the international forces for keeping security in Afghanistan.
Saakashvili throws the students to the propaganda front
Mikhail Saakashvili is a true expert in political manipulations. Having shamefully run away from a bird’s shadow that he mistook for a Russian plane last year, the Georgian president made everything he could to win the informational war after his army was totally defeated. Now, when the world public community is treating his tricks with less favour and the opposition in Georgia is openly accusing him of unleashing the August massacre, Saakashvili’s propagandistic administration is turning itself inside out to try and deceive the world once again.
A year after in Georgia. Politicians: their vision of the future
Pain, bitterness and disappointment are the feelings one could sense in Tbilisi streets on hot August days of 2008. What has changed a year after? How has Georgia gone through this period? And what is next – a new war or a long and tough way to understanding? Georgia Times correspondent was trying to find answers to these questions in Tbilisi – asking politicians, public figures and common people (see “People Won’t Shut Up”) of this blessed and long-suffering land.
A year after in Tbilisi: people won’t shut up
Figure combination 08.08.08 is like a sinister code to Pandora's box that unleashed madness and bloodshed. On the night of August 8 Georgian hail hit Tskhinval. This date is inscribed in history not only as the five-day war in South Ossetia, this day is a tragic turn: for the first time in history of two nations Russians and Georgians fought against each other.
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