Thursday, 23 March 2017
Archive by 2009-08-13
Exhibitions to be held in Batumi in the Days of Germany 2009-08-13 18:37 From august 14th to 30th in the course of Days of Germany in South Caucasus 2009 in Batumi [Ajaria] exhibitions Monuments of World Heritage UNESCO and Germany is a Tourist Country.
Opposition: the authorities try to distract people from problems in the country 2009-08-13 17:43 "The authorities arranged the meeting of opposition representatives with the MIA on August 12th just to distract the society’s attention from the most important topics and to avoid assessment of events of 2008 and the way the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement is being implemented,” said Nino Burjanadze, Democratic Movement-United Georgia leader.
Abkhazia requests the world community to use proper definitions 2009-08-13 17:10 The foreign Ministry states that on October 31st 2008 the official address of the Foreign Ministry of Abkhazia requested to use correct spelling of Abkhazian toponyms and be polite, but even after that international organizations use collocations like “de-facto authorities”, “breakaway Georgian region”, “Abkhaz separatists”, and also misspelled toponyms in their reports.
USA do not intend to supply Georgia with armaments now 2009-08-13 16:16 Vershbow refuted Russia’s statements about weapons supplies to Georgia and explained that no lethal arms supplies have been made since August conflict. He added that USD 100 mln reserved for military aid for Georgia, were transferred to the Department of State budget, for humanitarian needs.
Laborites named the countries intending to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia 2009-08-13 15:34 According to Natelashvili, a number of Latin American states intend to follow Russia’s suit and recognize independency of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
American PR company to take care of image of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-08-13 15:20 Governments of South Ossetia and Abkhazia hired Saylor Company [PR agency] to improve their image in the West, Reuters informs alluding to Mark Saylor, the head of the company and the ex editor-in- chief of The Los Angeles Times, and David Sanakoyev, the plenipotentiary for human rights in South Ossetia.
Georgian Foreign Ministry: Russia and South Ossetia didn’t let OSCE special representative to Tskhinval 2009-08-13 14:15 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia accuses the Russian and South Ossetian sides of granting no access to Tskhinval for Charalampos Christopoulos, the special representative of Greece, the OSCE president country.
Citizen of Georgia requests political asylum from the Belarusian authorities 2009-08-13 12:51 At the Belarusian-Ukrainian border a citizen of Georgia turned to Belarusian border guards with a request to grant him political asylum in that country, the border guard committee of Belarus informs.
Georgian opposition predicts mass recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-08-13 11:52 Today Georgian opposition stated the readiness of several countries to follow Russia’s suit and recognize the independency of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Putin called a blast in Gagra a repercussion of war 2009-08-13 11:12 Speaking at the press conference after the negotiations in Sokhumi, Putin mentioned that the Abkhazian people managed to stand in the conditions of blockade and never-ceasing combat actions. “We see repercussions [of combat actions] even today – the events in Gagra”, he said.
No casualties in a blast in Sokhumi embankment 2009-08-13 10:42 Last night, at 20:20 [Moscow time], a blast occurred in one of the embankments of Sokhumi.
Putin in Sukhum: summit-level dialogue
Chairman of Russian Government Vladimir Putin went on a day trip to Abkhazia to meet the republic’s leadership. This is the first visit of the summit-level delegation from Russia to the republic after recognition of its independence in August 2008.
Opposition gives “acid test” for authorities
For the first time over the months of confrontation Tbilisi welcomed the meeting between opposition leaders and the authorities. The country’s leadership was represented by the heads of power bodies the opposition accuses of repressions and violations of human rights. Two arrangements are made: from now on oppositionists and power officials are available for contacts 24/7. The power officials promised to consider the list of political prisoners the opposition had given. Does this mean the authorities and opposition have started a real dialogue and the new wave of protest, the opposition had2009-08-13 23:06
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