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Archive by 2009-09-10
Minister of Justice of Georgia resigns? 2009-09-10 18:26 According to expert Irakli Saseashvili “if it is really so, then it’s a message of the most importance, as in his significance and influence Adeishvili is the third person in the country after President Mikheil Saakashvili and Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili”.
Abkhazia discussed actions of Georgia in the Black Sea with the UN and the EU 2009-09-10 18:09 "If diplomatic methods will bring no result, the Abkhazian side reserves the right to take adequate measures. All the responsibility for complication of the situation in the sea will rest on the Georgian side", the Minister said.
USA: Caracas’ position doesn’t mean legitimacy of South Ossetia and Abkhazia 2009-09-10 17:18 Previously Georgia Times reported that at today’s negotiations with Russian President Dmitri Medevedev, Hugo Chavez, his Venezuelan counterpart, claimed about recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by his country.
Political scientist: next to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia can be Bolivia, Equador and Cuba 2009-09-10 16:45 "Hugo Chavez recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia also because of the totally spoilt relations with the USA – especially after reinforcement of military cooperation between Washington and Columbia. It can be said that recognition of independency of these two republics is a “spit” addressed to the USA", Makarkin said.
Latvian Foreign Minister held a meeting with Bakradze 2009-09-10 15:59 Maris Riekstins, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, after the meeting with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Vashadze held negotiations with Speaker David Bakradze – Georgia Times reporter.
Georgian Vice Speaker: Chavez will be given a worthy response 2009-09-10 15:32 "This [Venezuela] is the state without democracy, it’s practically a dictate. This [Chavez’ statement] ... will be followed with acute reaction from the Georgian side, and not even the Georgian side alone. I think that all the world community, the UN, NATO and the EU member countries will give a worthy response if Venezuela makes certain steps in that direction”, he mentioned.
South Ossetia grateful to Venezuela for recognition 2009-09-10 15:16 Authorities of South Ossetia express their gratitude to Hugo Chavez for recognition of its independency, stated Dmitri Medoyev, the ambassador of the republic to Russia.
Abkhazia hopes for recognition by all Latin American countries 2009-09-10 14:48 "We have always looked at Venezuela and some other countries of Latin America with hope. The delegation of Abkhazia is currently staying in Caracas. It visited Cuba, Nicaragua, and everywhere was met with cordial welcome and ardent support of our independency. We were waiting for that event [recognition by Venezuela]", he said.
Abkhazia is grateful to Venezuela for recognition 2009-09-10 14:22 Sergey Bagapsh, the President of Abkhazia, is grateful to Venezuela for recognition of independency of his country and the Republic of South Ossetia.
Venezuela recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-09-10 13:49 At today’s negotiations with Russian President Dmitri Medevedev, Hugo Chavez, his Venezuelan counterpart, claimed about recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by his country.
Belarus and Egypt can introduce visa regime with Georgia 2009-09-10 13:38 In the light of the increased number of people trying to reach Europe and Israel illegally via Belarus and Egypt respectively, these two countries cannot rule out introduction of visa regime for Georgia.
Mass media: expert in Russia to become Aakhalaya’s deputy 2009-09-10 12:57 The Ministry of Defense headed recently appointed Bacho Akhalaya has made no comment so far.
Georgian TV deprived of live air in Public TV 2009-09-10 12:21 Political Week program, shown on Sundays in Public TV of Georgia, and popular with population, will be closed.
Backing Georgian draft resolution can harm Geneva Talks 2009-09-10 11:55 Yesterday the UN General Assembly supported a Georgia-proposed draft resolution on refugees. 48 delegations voted for the resolution, 19 – against, 78 abstained from voting. Delegations of Kamerun and Butan stated their votes were misinterpreted at the board: “for” instead of abstained.
UN General Assembly backed Georgian draft resolution on refugees 2009-09-10 10:59 In particular, the draft stresses the need to work out a schedule of voluntary, secure and unhindered return of all displaced persons and refugees who suffered as a result of conflicts in Georgia to their homes. It also highlights the necessity to observe property rights of all the internally displaced persons and refugees aggrieved in conflicts in Georgia, and refrain from purchase of property by
Chavez initiated the flow of Sukhum and Tskhinval’s recognition
The long-awaited decision was taken today by leader of Venezuela during negotiations in Moscow. Georgia took the news sarcastically, while South Ossetia and Abkhazia have already expressed their gratitude to Hugo Chavez and the Russian parliamentarians expressed hope that Venezuela will be followed by other countries.
South Ossetia to be cut off from Russia by November 1
The validity period of the simplified border crossing procedure is prolonged up to November 1. The procedure was established immediately after the August tragedy in order to facilitate the humanitarian mission. Now, being a truly independent state, South Ossetia is ready to enhance control over the movement across the border.
Ratings versus Economic Reality
Investments attraction, job creation and economic growth are the domestic priorities in Georgia. The president of the country is traditionally promising economic revival: one only has to wait a bit. According to the government’s statement, Georgia has overcome the economic crisis. The international rating agencies are raising the country’s economical rating as well. Today, World Bank raised Georgia’s position in the list of the countries providing favorable conditions for entrepreneurial activities. However, the Georgian experts are sure that the ratings do not affect the state of economy.
Georgia to prepare new combat reserve
Nearly 10 thousand ex Georgian militaries will be summoned to annual drills as stipulated by the new Department of National Guard project. After the reservists’ debacle in last year’s war Georgia refused to engage them in military service. However now a new concept aimed at reanimation of the reserve is in preparation. Giya Melitauri, a war expert, expressed his opinion on the subject.2009-09-10 14:51
“Witch hunt” in Georgia
Once Shalva Natelashvili, leader of Georgia’s Labor party remarked: if Hitler had had Rustavi-2 TV Germans would have still been sure he had won the war!” We repeatedly highlighted that Mikheil Saakashvili’s propaganda machine is working at full throttle cultivating Russophobia, defaming the opposition and suppressing any kind of dissent in Georgia.
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