Monday, 24 April 2017
Archive by 2009-08-24
2004 amendments to the Constitution are demanded to be annulled 2009-08-24 18:19 Gulua believes that these amendments destroyed balance between branches of power, and most authority passed to the President.
Ex-minister doesn’t intend to return to diplomatic activities 2009-08-24 17:38 “On August 21st , 20 minutes before my briefing, Grigol Vashadze talked to me and offered a position of the ambassador to India, but I refused. I don’t intend to return to diplomacy", Zhvania said.
Georgian Foreign Ministry called the coming visit of Putin and Luzhkov to Tskhinval “cynicism” 2009-08-24 17:06 The intention of Russian PM Vladimir Putin to visit Tskhinval in end August is manifestation of cynicism, said deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Alexander Nalbandov – Georgia Times reporter.
Four Georgian citizens detained in Ukraine 2009-08-24 16:42 The detained are members of criminal grouping; one of them is a don.
Employees leave Freedom party because of problems with financing 2009-08-24 16:07 Sandro Bregadze, the party representative, said that 17 employees were not paid because of the problems with financing.
U.S. instructors started training Georgian military 2009-08-24 15:27 The general conducted a meeting with David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia. The meeting was held behind the closed doors, was attended by Devi Chankotadze, the Cief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Georgia.
Georgian sailors are staying in emigration camp in Manila 2009-08-24 15:08 Last Thursday ship Captain Ufuk, registered in Panama, with crew of 13 Georgian sailors and a South African captain, was detained near the shores of Bataan [province of the Philipinnes] in result of the special operation of customs service, police and coastal guards. In the ship they found: 5 crates of Galil submachine guns, assembled in Indonesia, 45 bayonets, 120 empty magazines. Napoleon
Nalbandov refused to answer the question about Guantanomo prisoners’ resettling to Georgia 2009-08-24 13:30 At today’s traditional briefing in the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, Alexander Nalbandov, the deputy Minister, refused to answer the question about possible resettlement of Guantanomo detainees to Georgia – Georgia Times reporter in Tbilisi.
Georgian opposition intends to unite 2009-08-24 12:29 Opposition is working on creating from a many-sided opposition range an alternative to the regime. "A clear and distinct alternative to Saakashvili is needed,” said Kakha Kukava, the Conservative Party head.
Vashadze to visit Estonia on August 24th -26th 2009-08-24 11:55 On 24-26 August Grigol Vashadze, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, will pay an official visit to Estonia.
Abkhazia to sign agreement with Rosneft 2009-08-24 11:41 Abkhazia will soon sign an agreement on oil extraction with Rosneft. The leader of Akhazia, Sergey Bagapsh, states this agreement won’t threat local businesspeople. Rosneft promises fixed prices.
Sikharulidze’s “tongue-slip” – a shock for Pentagon
Tbilisi welcomes US military instructors that on September 1 will start training Georgian soldiers for their participation in the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan. Georgian Defense Minister David Sikharulidze has already met with Commandant of the US Marine Corps. The minister’s statement that the acquired skills will help Georgians rebuff possible Russian aggression embarrassed Pentagon that had coordinated the training of Georgian troops with Russia. Later Sikharulidze retracted his comment saying he had other things in mind. But the first word is more meaningful than the second one, isn’t it?
Does Georgia need the Guantanamo prisoners?
Last week-end, the Georgian politicians, experts and journalists were breaking their head over the possible ways of locating the Guantanamo prisoners in their blessed land. In the unquiet Georgia with all of its domestic squabbling, periodic mutinies, revolutions and other troubles, the foreign prisoners are really too much. The authorities neither confirm, nor deny the possibility of giving shelter to international criminals: the opinions of the Georgian experts differ.2009-08-24 23:04
Georgian economy: no minister
As autumn came, which time is traditionally going to be stormy, Tbilisi started demonstrating unpredictability and paradoxicality. Recently, the Georgian Prime Minister publicly stated that the trust put by the international economic community in Georgia has grown and the government financial package will become more effective by September. Prime Minister Gilauri also promised the growth of economic activity in the nearest future and said that the investors will become more active as well. Having said so, he immediately dismissed Minister of Economic Affairs of Georgia for being unable to2009-08-24 18:26
Georgia plots terror acts in South Ossetia - reports
Security services in South Ossetia say Georgia is preparing to carry out terrorist attacks in the republic. The reports are coming just a few days before the republic marks the first anniversary of its independence.
Ukraine linked with Georgian attack on South Ossetia
While investigating the genocide and mass killings of Russian citizens in South Ossetia in August 2008, it has appeared that the Ukraine was participating in the massacre, Russias Investigative Committee says.
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