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Archive by 2009-08-20
Russian delegations to participate in South Ossetia’s recognition anniversary 2009-08-20 18:24 On August 26th Russian MPs will arrive in South Ossetia, and, in particular, will attend “For Russia with Love” concert.
Peace Corps resumes work in Georgia on August 21st 2009-08-20 17:52 U.S. embassy informs that 28 volunteers: 18 English teachers and 10 business consultants are heading for Kakheti and Kvemo-Kartli.
President of Belarus regrets Georgia’s withdrawal from CIS 2009-08-20 17:19 “It causes regret, I think it’s a mistake of the Georgian government,” he said. Lukashenka is sure that the CIS members will hail Georgia’s return.
The last joint of Dzuarikau-Tskhinval gas pipeline to be welded this weekend 2009-08-20 16:39 According to Hassan Pliyev, the acting first deputy of government chairman, this is the last joint to unite the Northern and Southern pats of the gas pipeline. He added the operation of the gas pipeline will start on August 26th, in the Day of Independency Recognition of Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation.
President of Georgia to attend ceremony of opening boulevard in Batumi 2009-08-20 16:14 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, will attend the ceremony of opening the renewed boulevard in Batumi, InterpressNews reports citing to the pres service of the President.
Georgian authorities detained a vessel in Abkhazian waters 2009-08-20 15:24 Georgian coastal guard detained Afrostar vessel flying Cambodia flag for going via Abkhazian basin. The arrested vessel delivered to Poti port – the Vzglyad. The crew includes 7 people, all are citizens of Syria.
Georgian police detained brother and son of Eka Beselia 2009-08-20 14:43 According to the Ministry, Beselia’s brother Sergo, son Rati Milorava, and their two friends Valeriy Kirvalidze and Roin Tsagareli were detained in one of the restaurants in Kobuleti [Ajaria]. They conflicted with David Japaridze, sitting at the neighboring table, and in result he suffered physically.
Foreign Ministry of Ukraine doesn’t recommend citizens to visit Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-08-20 13:14 According to this law foreign citizens can enter Abkhazia and South Ossetia only from the territory of Georgia [from Zugdidi and Gori municipalities respectively], entering from any other direction is prosecuted by the Criminal Code of Georgia.
August 26th declared a holiday in South Ossetia 2009-08-20 12:40 "In accordance with paragraph 30 article 50 of the Constitution of Republic of South Ossetia, resolved: to include August 26th, the Day of recognition of independency of Republic of South Ossetia in the Calendar of holidays and notable days ", the decree states.
Azerbaijan to build underground gas storage in Georgia 2009-08-20 11:58 "We continue negotiations with the Georgian side. At the present moment the company controls 75 per cent of gas supplies of Georgia, in future we want to increase the this index, that is why building a 300 mln cubic meters gas pipeline will affect our business positively", Abdullayev said.
Khaindrava: Saakashvili planned war in South Ossetia in 2004 2009-08-20 11:22 "That time I confronted Saakashvili as I saw what madness they conceived,” he told to Kvela Siakhve [a Georgian weekly], “I said I wouldn’t leave Tskhinval. Just imagine what scandal it could make: a government member stays in the city intended for bombing".
Will the West criticize the Georgian piracy?
Abkhazia has turned to the international organizations, requesting to deal with the actions undertaken by Georgia that has arrested the BUKET vessel carrying fuel from Turkey to the young republic. President Sergey Bagapsh is waiting for Chairman of the UN Security Council John Sawers, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union Javier Solana and President of France Nikolas Sarkozy to provide adequate evaluation of its neighbors' actions. Meanwhile, Georgia has already fined the crew of the tanker, while the ship herself will soon be put up for sale.
Lakoba’s resignation before elections. Situation assessment
Secretary of the Security Council of Abkhazia Stanislav Lakoba recently submitted resignation. Georgia considers Lakoba’s act as the evidence of the political crisis in the country. Sukhum associates Lakoba’s resignation with the coming presidential election. Some Russian media suppose Moscow is getting ready for the change of power in the republic. At all events the main intrigue is still ahead. Remembering 2004 elections one thing is certain: the Caucasus is a delicate matter. Puzzling out the intricacies of this newborn country’s politics GeorgiaTimes correspondent talks to Abkhaz and2009-08-20 22:57
Sakartvelo: a pawn in someone’s game in the Caucasus
The act of terrorism in Nazran that took place two days ago was the largest one in the North Caucasus within the latest months. 21 people became victims of terrorism, several dozens having been wounded. After that, there was an explosion not far from one of the city markets in Dagestan. A bomb was disarmed in the police building in Kabardino-Balkaria. The Western press is promoting the idea that it is Russia who has allegedly pushed the Caucasian separatists to a new war by having recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. However, Russia is suspecting the terrorists of being supported from abroad, including the guards of “Georgia’s territorial integrity”.
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