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Archive by 2009-09-30
Georgia disagrees with conclusions by Tagliavini’s commission 2009-09-30 19:04 At the same time, Georgia is content with the conclusion of experts, he said and explained Tbilisi agrees with the statement the war in South Ossetia started much earlier than on August 7th.According to Iakobashvili, the conclusion of international experts never said it was georgia who started war.
Georgia’s assault on Tskhinval lead to the war in Caucasus - Tagliavini's commission 2009-09-30 18:01 The unreasoned assault of Georgia on South Ossetia became the reason of the last year’s war in Caucasus, the report of Heidi Tagliavini’s commission states.
President of Russia congratulated Bagapsh on the Independency Day of Abkhazia 2009-09-30 17:25 Dmitry Medevedev, the President of Russia, send a telegram to his Abkhazian counterpart to over the 16th anniversary of independency proclamation of the republic.
Discussing cooperation of PACE and Abkhazia is too early – Sokhumi 2009-09-30 16:34 Commenting the resolution’s demand to grant unrestricted access to South Ossetia and Abkhazia for international monitors, Sergey Shamba, the Foreign Minister of Abkhazia, said it would be possible when the attitude of the Assembly to the republic would change.
“Mission of truth” admitted Georgia’s guilt 2009-09-30 15:37 The international commission for investigation of circumstances of the August 2008 war in Caucasus, headed by Heidi Tagliavini, called Saakashvili’s regime responsible for unleashing the conflict in South Ossetia, announced Vladimir Chizhov, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU.
Speaker to visit Javakheti 2009-09-30 15:21 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, tomorrow will visit Javakhetia [area in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, populated mostly by Armenians].
Tagliavini passed the report on the conflict in Caucasus to Russia 2009-09-30 14:56 Heidi Tagliavini, the head of the international commission on investigating the conditions of the conflict in August 2008 , today passed a copy of report with conclusions of European experts to Vladimir Chizhov, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU.
Georgia to discuss situation with refugees in the UN 2009-09-30 13:46 The sitting will be chaired by António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. In Geneva meetings with Toni Frisch, the director of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, dealing with construction of social houses in Georgia, will also be held.
Shamba predicts recognition of Abkhazia by an ALBA country 2009-09-30 13:11 "Our delegation was staying in Latin America for practically a month, and returns home only today. We had a lot of meetings in Cuba, and in some other countries of the region. That’s a useful work, necessary for the next stage – recognition. We cannot expect recognition without any preliminary actions", he said.
Tskhinval: only South Ossetia will decide upon the access of monitors 2009-09-30 12:33 The Foreign Minister Murat Jioyev said the republic has no intention to isolate itself from the world community and has already turned to OSCE to discuss variants of cooperation, and the negoatioons would contitue in the course of the visit of its chairman Charalampos Christopoulos.
Tagliavini accepted: Georgia unleashed the war in South Ossetia 2009-09-30 11:48 It was Geoergia who unleashed the August 2008 war, BBC stated citing to the report of the group of independent military experts, headed by Heidi Tagliavini, from Swiss foreign affairs ministry.
PACE demands to let monitors to Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-09-30 10:51 PACE called on Russia to grant unlimited access to the territory of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for monitors.
Budget of Georgia to be increased 2009-09-30 10:29 According to Kakha Baindurasvili, the Minister of Finance, now deficit must be cut to the logical index. “We intend to cut deficit by two per cent, which is naturally connected with expenditures. But, despite it, I underline that income from tax don’t decrease though sources of deficit financing remain”.
Resolution as a reproach to Russia
Today in Strasbourg the issue of extension of powers of the Russian delegation at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will be settled. Its consideration was proposed by Georgia “in view of Moscow’s position on South Ossetia and Abkhazia”. Earlier Tbilisi had achieved adoption of a resolution with new requirements for Moscow in follow up to the discussion of the War Between Georgia and Russia: a year on report. However the amendments on possible sanctions for default were not approved.
New prosecutor promises transparency
Georgia is facing personnel changes again. First Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Legal Matters Murtaz Zodelava was appointed Chief Prosecutor of Georgia. Part of the parliamentary opposition disapproves of this appointment, while Saakashvili is strengthening his positions, assigning his supporters to the key posts. The journalists forecast a “personnel whirlwind”.
Medvedev-Sarkozy plan: best before…?
Russian Foreign Ministry again blames Georgia for violation of Medvedev-Sarkozy plan. Tbilisi’s reaction was predictable for it is believed there that Russia was the first to refuse to comply with this agreement virtually striking it down. But since this document remains the only legal instrument between the conflicting parties, both countries keep referring to it. GeorgiaTimes has tried to find out how long the plan will be valid.2009-09-30 09:37
What makes PACE’s head ache
Recently the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly adopted the resolution “The War Between Georgia and Russia: one year after”. As most Russian, Georgian and Western media report the EU parliamentarians were quite tough on Russia. Is it really so and what is the European community’s role in settling the Georgian-Russian confrontation? The GeorgiaTimes correspondent was trying to find it out from Georgian and Russian experts.
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