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Archive by 2009-08-12
Moscow and Sokhumi signed an agreement on rendering economic aid to Abkhazia 2009-08-12 18:59 Today Moscow and Sokhumi signed the intergovernmental agreement on rendering aid to Abkhazia in social and economic sphere.
Putin’s visit stirred protest in Georgia 2009-08-12 18:30 The Ministry of Foreign affairs of Georgia regards the visit of Russian PM Vladimir Putin to Abkhazia as a “provocation”, The statement reminds that it happens “on 12 August 2009, on the anniversary of the signing of the six-point ceasefire agreement” and claims “this coincidence is in fact a previously planned and deliberate action”.
Putin: creation of base for development in Abkhazia is the main aspect of its cooperation with Russia 2009-08-12 17:53 "Russian renders constant aid to the citizens of the Russian Federation, residing in Abkhazia, pays pensions, but we all understand pretty well that rendering aid is only a quick reaction on the legacy of past years. The main thing is to create own basis for development of Abkhazian economy ", Putin said before the beginning of Russian-Abkhazian negotiations in extended format.
Georgian opposition held a meeting with the Interior Minister 2009-08-12 17:28 The meeting of several opposition leaders and the Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili – the first in several latest months – has been held today.
Crisis won’t affect the amount of financial aid to Abkhazia 2009-08-12 17:15 The Prime Minister confirmed that in the nearest year special attention will be paid to issues of ensuring security and social and economic development.
Ex-State Minister of Georgia purchased the People’s bank 2009-08-12 15:56 Kakha Bendukidze, the ex-State Minister of Georgia purchased the People’s Bank – Bankebi da Pinansebi. The newspaper adds that ex-PM Lado Gurgenidze is also often seen in the bank, who is already working on the plan to drive it out of crisis and headhunting personnel from other banks. Bankebi da Pinansebi notes Gurgenidze is one of the co-owners of the bank.
Putin arrived in Abkhazia with a working visit 2009-08-12 15:18 Vladimir Putin, the PM of Russia, arrived in Abkhazai for negotiations with the republic’s government.
Russians believe Georgia needs another President 2009-08-12 14:15 11 per cent respect the choice of the Georgian people, though mention personally they do not like all aspects of Mikheil Saakashvili. Only 2 per cent of Russians like and respect the Georgian leader. 9 per cent found difficulty answering.
Putin: new aggression from the Georgian side will be futile 2009-08-12 13:05 In his interview to Abkhazian mass media he said that “Nothing can be ruled out with the present-day Georgian government. But it will be much harder for them to do it", he said.
Russian diplomatic representative office can be opened in Sokhumi soon 2009-08-12 12:20 He explained that this measure is caused by necessity to exchange a large number of Russian passports for residents of Abkhazia. "The post of the Foreign Ministry is opened in Sochi, and its subsidiary in Sokhumi", he said. According to the PM’s estimation, approximately 70 000 passports must bee exchanged on the threshold of 2009 – 2010.
Putin to visit Abkhazia 2009-08-12 11:42 Today Vladimir Putin, the PM of Russia, visits Abkhazia, Kavkazskiy Uzel informs, alluding to a source close to the Russian government.
Venezuela for international recognition of South Ossetia 2009-08-12 11:02 Jorge Echido, a well-known political scientist, said that “Georgian authorities served geopolitical interests of the USA and NATO and waged fratricidal war against own people".
Khristopulos did not reach Tskhinval. So far?
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe continues seeking the ways to retain its presence in the Caucasus. However, despite the words of the organization Chairperson Dora Bakoyannis about the OSCE’s vital role in the region, its representatives, in the opinion of Tskhinval, continue to be stuck in the past. South Ossetia has been disappointed at the failed visit of Bakoyannis’ authorized delegate Kharalampos Khristopulos and the “transport matter” that has been raised again.
The echo of last August
A year has passed since the last August events. The only positive moment in the current relations between Georgia and Russia is that the canons are silent. Still, both Moscow and Tbilisi are talking about a new war from time to time. The world community has actually adopted a wait-and-see attitude despite its intermediary role in the Russia-Georgia-Abkhazia-South Ossetia square. For example, International Commission for Investigation of the August events has once again postponed its opinion. How are Russia and Georgia going to get along? The opinions are different on the matter.2009-08-12 17:30
August armistice anniversary
On the night of 7 and 8 August 2008 Georgian troops started a military raid on Tskhinval, the capital of their ex-autonomy. Russia rose to defend its peacekeepers and people of the region, mostly Russian citizens. Since the collapse of the USSR Ossetians had been trying to integrate into the peaceful northern state breaking away from nationalistic Georgians.
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