Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Archive by 2009-08-17
Cooperation of Russia and the EU reinforces stability in Caucasus 2009-08-17 18:14 The sides discussed the situation in the area of Georgian-South Ossetian border, the work of the EUMM in Georgia and the joint mechanism on incident prevention. The mentioned the constructive mood of all the joint mechanism participants, clearly revealed at the meeting on August 14th 2009, what “proves effectiveness and use of that instrument of trust for stability in the region".
Refugee from Georgia decided not to ask for asylum in Belarus 2009-08-17 17:31 According to the portal, the man arrived in Belarus from the territory of Ukraine, turned to border guards with a request to grant him the refugee status. He explained that in his country he faces “ethnic complaints”. Practically all the state mass media of Belarus covered that fact.
Slutskiy: Georgia’s quitting CIS is a hasty and demonstrative step 2009-08-17 17:17 “The decision on quitting the Commonwealth will give Georgia nothing except unnecessary trouble and doubtful political effect; it will only affect its citizens negatively”.
Georgia accused Russian military of kidnapping a civilian 2009-08-17 17:05 Mindiashvili appeared in the territory adjacent to the administrative border with South Ossetia, and was detained for illegal crossing of the border.
Two members of the Republican Party sentenced to prison 2009-08-17 16:05 The party stated they were included I the list of political prisoners opposition sent to interior Minister Vano Merabishvili on August 12th.
Tomb, discovered in West Georgia, is older than Tsarina Tamar 2009-08-17 15:05 According to one version, the sepulcher, in which also lots of jewelry were found, belongs to legendary Tsarina Tamar [lived in 12th -13th cc], but experts are skeptical about it.
USA will not pass weapons to Georgia 2009-08-17 13:30 He added that 6-month program starts in September. One battalion and one company of Georgian military will serve in Afghanistan in the U.S. and in French contingents, Jagalania added.
Amendments to the law on assemblies and manifestations to be valid tomorrow 2009-08-17 12:39 According to these amendments, blocking state enterprises and intentional obstacles the traffic is prohibited. Blocking central streets is allowed only in case the number of action participants demands it.
Mass media: in September Saakashvili will reshuffle the Cabinet 2009-08-17 12:08 According to the newspaper, only interior Minister Vano Merabishvili and Minister of Justice Zurab Adeishvili – the closest to the President, will save their posts.
EU condemned Putin’s visit to Abkhazia 2009-08-17 11:50 Swedish presidency of the EU made a statement condemning the visit of Russian PM Vladimir Putin to Abkhazia.
New York Times: Ossetians are not eager to disarm 2009-08-17 11:14 “Now, with Russia guaranteeing its security, South Ossetia is asking residents to turn in their weapons voluntarily. The police have opened 50 criminal prosecutions for illegal weapons and plan to offer $300 to $400 for each Kalashnikov rifle, a top official said”.
Georgia officially quits CIS on August 18th 2009-08-17 10:48 The paper quotes Zurab Khonelidze, the last permanent representative of Georgia to CIS. "Georgia’s quitting the Commonwealth will only exempt Russia from many obligations, including from recognition of the territorial integrity of Georgia in the framework of the organisation. We could have used the CIS ground to do something good for our country".
Russia asks a direct question: Ukraine must make a choice
Russian-Ukrainian relations are entering a fundamentally new stage as results from the open correspondence between presidents of both states the last week was marked with. Politologists highlight difference of expressed positions, influence of Dmitry Medvedev’s address on Ukraine’s home politics and Mikhail Zurabov as a newly appointed RF Ambassador to Ukraine who as the experts believe can settle relations that went wrong.
Disarmed Caucasians: a myth or a reality?
After a sad anniversary of the August events a fragile peace has set up on the Georgian-South Ossetian border. At least no shots are heard. For the first time at the quadrilateral incident prevention meeting in Dvani the parties reached certain agreements. South Ossetian authorities are going to disarm people living in near-border districts. And what is Georgia going to do? GeorgiaTimes correspondent is interviewing RSO Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Medoev and head of Interior Ministry's Information and Analytical Department Shota Utiashvili.2009-08-17 23:04
One cannot attach a myth to the case
The echo of the last August war has reached the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Jeroen Akkermans, a Dutch TV-jounalist, has sued at law together with the relatives of those Georgians, who died during the battle in Gori, on the case of “the use of cluster ammunition by Russia” in the course of the military conflict. The reason for complaint is the wound received by the journalist in the Georgian town of Gori during the South-Ossetian war in August 2008.
Pentagon will provide “non-murderous” assistance to Georgia
A year after the August events, the US will again start training the Georgian soldiers. As Washington explains, the exercises are included into the plan of training those servicemen who will soon go to Afghanistan. Today, the first group of five foreign instructors arrived to Georgia (totally, there will be 85 of them). Moscow has taken this news without particular enthusiasm, for the Pentagon initiatives may be interpreted as a suitable context for resuming the training exercises for the Georgian armed forces.
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