Saturday, 25 February 2017
Archive by 2009-09-22
Sokhumi: Georgia planned a military operation against Abkhazia as well 2009-09-22 18:40 “Only the blind couldn’t see or the deaf couldn’t hear that it was Georgia who started war against South Ossetia in August 2008”, said Speaker Nugzar Ashba, commenting the publication.
Georgian soldiers to serve in a conflict area of Afghanistan 2009-09-22 17:59 Georgian servicemen to be sent to Afghanistan in the framework of the international peacemaking operation, will serve in the most acute conflict area – Gilmend Province, near the border with Pakistan.
Financial police to be restored in Georgia 2009-09-22 17:33 In the past this structure had already stirred criticism and even called “racket of business” . In 2007 it was abolished, nut, according to the bill’s authors, its re-establishment is caused by “necessity to take effective measures against financial and economic crime”.
Alasania to run for Mayor of Tbilisi 2009-09-22 16:56 Previously Georgia Times reported that today ex-ombudsman Sozar Subari and Koka Guntsadze, the ex-adherent of Irakli Okruashvili officially join the political union Our Georgia-Free Democrats.
Ex-ombudsman of Georgia joined Alasania’s team 2009-09-22 16:02 At today’s press conference the ex-envoy of Georgia to the UN, Irakli Alasania, stated that today to his political union Our Georgia-Free Democrats officially join ex-ombudsman Sozar Subari and Koka Guntsadze, the ex-adherent of Irakli Okruashvili.
USA can deploy military bases in Georgia 2009-09-22 15:04 The unnamed source added the project would be worked out in the next year, in 2011 – presented for the Congress’ consideration. In case it approved, the construction would begin in 2014, and would finish in a year.
Transportation administrations of Georgia and the USA agreed on cooperation 2009-09-22 14:14 The due accord was inked today by representatives of the United Transport Administration of Georgia and the Transportation security administration of the USA.
Georgian expert: Saakashvili is ballast for the USA 2009-09-22 14:11 Kakha Katsitadze, the military expert, absolutely rules out the possibility of deployment of U.S. missile defense system in Georgia.
Verbeke visits Abkhazia 2009-09-22 12:22 The co-chairman of the Genava Talks will meet with Sergey Bagapsh, the leader of Abkhazia, and Sergey Shamba, the Foreign Minister, the Abkhazian government’s press service reports.
Saakashvili to meet with Rasmussen 2009-09-22 11:55 Previously Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, also staying in the USA, claimed of the necessity to determine exact terms and stated that Georgia would be ready to join the Alliance in 2-3 years.
USA to exclude world recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-09-22 11:05 The meeting was held behind the closed doors. Clinton also expressed hope that South Ossetia and Abkhazia will be recognized in the world as Georgian regions.
“Report to the People” action to be held in Zugdidi 2009-09-22 11:01 Residents of the regional center will be able to acquaint with the work of the government of Georgia over 8months of this year. It will be posted in special boards in the central street of the city.
Europe takes interest in “Chakhalyan Case”
Europeans take interest in the notorious case over Armenian activist Vahagn Chakhalyan. In spring the Georgian court sentenced him to ten years’ imprisonment for storage of arms, resistance to authorities and instigation to disorders. The legal proceedings went on with gross violations. The examination of the cassation appeal is equally “successful”. The Georgian court was not embarrassed by the presence of a European observer.
19 years on the way to freedom
South Ossetia has two calendar dates of its independence. So far the world remembers the war of 2008 and Russia’s recognition on August 26 (Independence Day) that followed. The events of 19 years ago when Ossetians decided to secede from Georgia are not remembered so well. The Western press tried to avoid mention of the autonomous region declared the South Ossetian Soviet Democratic Republic on September 20 1990 since this would entirely contradict propaganda slogans on Georgia’s right to breakaway territories.
08.08.08: subtleties of Spiegel’s interpretation
For the second time, the German periodical has anticipated the official conclusions made by the European Commission for Investigation of Reasons of the Caucasian war. According to the sources of the magazine in Brussels, it will be Georgia and, partially, Russia that will be admitted responsible for the conflict. GeorgiaTimes asked the Georgian experts whether Spiegel’s statements are close to reality and what consequences may be entailed by the publication of unflattering conclusions made by Heidi Tagliavini’s commission.
Boris Berezovskiy: I am not interested in Georgia. Is that possible?
For the whole weekend, the Georgian politicians kept discussing the visit of the disgraced Russian oligarch Boris Berezovskiy to Georgia on September 11. GeorgiaTimes correspondent got in touch with one of the leaders of the Labor party Kakha Dzagania who was the first to report the visit of Boris Abramovitch. We also managed to reach Boris Berezovskiy and ask him a number of questions on the matter.
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