Sunday, 23 April 2017
Archive by 2009-08-14
Georgia hopes for introduction of international missions to Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-08-14 18:34 The commission hopes for implementation of mechanisms for return of refugees and internally displaced persons. The commission also commented the recent visit of Vladimir Putin to Sokhumi.
Office of NATO Information Center to be opened in Batumi 2009-08-14 17:55 The ceremony will be attended by Ministry of Defense representatives and autonomy authorities, then the new bureau will share its plans for the future.
Kodak didn’t support photo exhibition about South Ossetia 2009-08-14 17:18 Kodak officially renounced partnership in South Ossetia: the World is Great! photo exhibition, opened today in Moscow.
Tbilisi is content with the meeting on situation in conflict area 2009-08-14 16:40 The next meeting on incident prevention in Georgian-South Ossetian conflict area will be held in Dvani on September 1st , said Shota Utiashvili, Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman, after today’s meeting.
Border guards of Belarus and Lithuania detained 5 Georgian citizens 2009-08-14 16:01 According to Alexander Tishchenko, the head of the press service of the state border guard committee of Belarus, at Thursday night in the territory of Grodno border guard squad, a track of footsteps leading to the border, was detected. Border guards cooperated and blocked the district. In a few hours Lithuanian border guard service detained 5 Georgian citizens.
Prosecutor General’s Office: recent blasts in Abkhazia constitute links in one chain 2009-08-14 14:50 Recent blasts in Gagra and Sokhumi are “links in one chain”, announced deputy Prosecutor General of Abkhazia, Beslan Kvitsinia. He said that fragments taken from sites in the two cities, are “absolutely identical”.
Baramia: third party is to blame for Georgian-Abkhazian 2009-08-14 14:06 Georgi Baramia, the head of the “alternative government” of Abkhazia today, in the 17th anniversary of the beginning of war with Georgia, pronounced a speech on the bridge over Inguri river.
12 Georgians barricaded themselves in a refugee camp in Poland 2009-08-14 12:46 Last night twelve Georgian citizens barricaded themselves in a refugee camp in Biala Podlaska [Poland] an declared a hunger strike.
USA resumes training Georgian army 2009-08-14 12:06 On September 1st the USA resumes training Georgian army.
Georgia included in the list of unstable states 2009-08-14 12:04 Georgia included in the list of unstable states, composed by ForeignPolicy, an influential American journal.
U.S. State Department condemned Putin’s trip to Abkhazia 2009-08-14 10:55 In the light of recent visit of Vladimir Putin to Abkhazia the U.S. State Department called on Russia and other countries to respect is world-recognized borders and reiterated the U.S. support for the territorial integrity of Georgia.
Tskhinval is against the OSCE new office in Tbilisi
Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Kharalampos Khristopulos has recently discussed the opportunity of opening the OSCE Georgian office in Tbilisi. As is known, this initiative was brought forward by the acting Chairperson of OSCE Dora Bakoyannis who insists upon continuing the organization activities in Georgia. However, the situation is unsatisfactory for the South-Ossetian party, in whose opinion, OSCE will not be able to maintain neutral position, having got an office in Georgia. Besides, it looks like the fears of Tskhnival are well-grounded.
Georgians flee Saakashvili’s “democracy”
A new flow of refugees from Georgia is reported by the Federal Migration Service of Russia and the Border Committee of Belarus. People are fleeing Georgia. Some because of economic disorder wishing to improve their material situation, others – to escape political persecution. But foreigners don’t give a hearty welcome to illegal aliens from Georgia.
Allies and infidels in Alla Dudaeva’s Caucasian game
Alla Dudaeva, an honorable guest to Georgia, the widow of the first Chechen president Jokhar Dudaev apologized to Georgians for the Chechens who had fought in South Ossetia. She called the Chechen soldiers of the Russian army “traitors” defining those who are fighting against the federal center as “allies”, “real Chechens”. It would be interesting to know who, in her opinion, fought against Tbilisian authorities in Abkhazia? “Traitors” or “real” ones? Who now kills rights defenders in Chechnya and authorities in Ingushetia? And who are Georgians to her – a brotherly nation or the “infidels” who can be used as a tool of revenge for her husband?
Abkhazia: terror as a sign of powerlessness
It looks like the development of the Abkhazian nationality gives no peace to certain forces in the South Caucasus. Yesterday, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Tbilisi, having promised to provide all the necessary assistance to the young republic. However, the significant event in Abkhazia’s life was clouded with two explosions in Gagra and Sukhum. Some people died. Meanwhile, versions have already appeared in the world informational space as to who would want to destabilize the situation in the region.
America recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia – so far, as a PR-community
Having obtained independence after the August war a year ago, Abkhazia and South Ossetia decided to adjust their image in the international arena. The main point is that the role of image-makers will be performed by the PR experts from the USA, which authorities promise never to recognize new geopolitical realities in the South Caucasus. Well, the Caucasian policy seems to be rather a delicate matter.
Russia-Georgia: the Patriarch’s prayers
The meeting of the heads of the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches is to take place at the end of this year. The church officers of both countries are making efforts to smooth down the conflict around South Ossetia and Abkhazia. However, the August war anniversary was marked by Patriarch Cyril and Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia the Second in an absolutely different manner. One of them referred to the war as to a tragedy of three Orthodox nations, while another has threatened the Ossetians and the Abkhazians with the divine scourge, which means they might disappear from the face of the earth.
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