Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Archive by 2010-01-22
Telethon to help children of Haiti was held in Georgia 2010-01-22 17:29 Last night in Tbilisi a charity concert with participation of opera stars like Marcelo Alvares, Amborgio Maestri and others. In the course of the concert a telethon was held. Funds will be passed for the aid for children, aggrieved in an earthquake in Haiti.
Alasania demands urgent sitting of the Security Council 2010-01-22 17:06 At today’s press conference he said it’s needed to let community receive comprehensive information about the participation of the Georgian side in presidential election in Ukraine.
Georgia is ready to provide Hague Tribunal with materials on 5-day war 2010-01-22 16:27 The Ministry of Justice of Georgia stated ready to supply investigators of the Hague Tribunal with all the necessary materials, said Khatuna Iosava, the spokesperson – RIA Novosti. The investigators intend to visit the country in early February to study circumstances of August war.
Romania supports territorial integrity of Georgia 2010-01-22 15:29 Romania supports territorial integrity of Georgia, said Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Georgia Dan Mihai Barliba in the course of hi meeting with Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia – Information and Press Department.
Opposition demands to take the late President’s son to hospital 2010-01-22 14:29 Gamsakhurdia is accussed of attempted murder of his neighbour and is staying in pre-trial incarceration.
Conservative protest against statement of Estonian President 2010-01-22 13:56 The pro-opposition Conservative Party of Georgia protests against the statement of Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of Estonia, made after the meeting with Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili in Tallinn – Georgia Times correspondent.
Georgian opposition demands investigation of government’s criminal ties 2010-01-22 13:18 Pro-opposition Conservative Party of Georgia accuses representatives of the government of having ties with criminal dons and attempts to use them for destabilization of situation in Ukraine - GeorgiaTimes correspondent in Tbilisi.
Saakashvili compared Russia’s actions to crimes of Nazi Germany 2010-01-22 12:40 At yesterday’s lecture in the foreign ministry of Estonia Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, compared propaganda, conducted by Georgia, with actions of Nazi Germany during WW II.
Georgian ambassador to Ukraine doesn’t disclaim contacts of Saakashvili and Tymoshenko 2010-01-22 12:06 When asked, whether Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko communicate, the diplomat answered that Tymoshenko is the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and the PM of Ukraine and President of Georgia can contact and discuss issues of bilateral cooperation.
Meeting in the framework of Georgian-American charter on strategic partnership held in Tbilisi 2010-01-22 11:19 The main topic of the discussion of the commission, established in the framework of Georgian-American charter on strategic partnership, was cooperation in spheres of education and culture - GeorgiaTimes correspondent in Tbilisi.
Newborn found in mental hospital in Tbilisi 2010-01-22 10:44 Last night doctors of Tbilisi mental hospital found an abandoned newborn boy – GeorgiaTimes correspondent in Tbilisi. According to preliminary assessment, the baby is about 2 weeks old. Patrol police was called, the baby delivered to Zhvania Children’s Hospital.
Mass media: Georgian “special mission” heading for Ukraine again 2010-01-22 10:16 "The more monitors there will be, the more trust to the elections,” said MP Irakli Kavtaradze [United National Movement, the ruling party]. “We’ll monitor especially attentively in the places violations are most possible,” he said, but didn’t mention the number of monitors to be sent.
Helping Tskhinval with bad medicines
According to the results of the audits performed in the South Federal District, the drug stores in Astrakhan supplied past due medicines to South Ossetia in the context of providing humanitarian assistance. The medicines and the goods of medical purpose were supplied through the regional department of the Russian Red Cross. Will the incident be followed by audits of the drug stores in the young republic?
PACE. A second try?
January 25 is the start of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly winter session. At the time of the autumn session the Assembly voted down the proposal by radical parliamentarians to strip Russia of its voting right for involvement in the August events. The issue is likely to be brought up again.
Abkhazia in no hurry to unlock border
Gal town (Abkhazia) hosted another meeting on prevention and investigation of incidents on Georgian-Abkhaz border between representatives of Georgia, Abkhazia, Russia, the UN and EU. Facilitation of border crossing was discussed by the sides. Tbilisi suggested resumption of free bus service across Inguri bridge between checkpoints of two countries though Sukhum considers this step simply impossible at this stage.
Why did the Georgian leader go to Estonia?
President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili has completed his visit to Estonia. In Tallinn, the Georgian leader had enough time to talk to the officials, accuse Russia of Fascism, go skating and give a lecture. According to the disseminated information, Saakashvili went to Estonia in order to discuss the issues of bilateral cooperation. Has Mikhail Nikolaevitch spent two days with his Baltic friends only for that?2010-01-22 17:09
The Georgian officials say very interesting things sometimes. For instance, today, Minister of Finance of Georgia Kakha Baindurashvili stated that in 2010 the share of expenses spent on military needs will not be increased and, moreover, in percentage terms, the share of the defense expenditures in the country budget will be lowered. Sounds surprisingly, considering the statement made by President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili before the New Year about the general plans of reservists’ preparation within 2010-2014. It is obvious that if the military budget is left at the current level, the current army expenditure will be significantly reduced, so long as the training centers for reservists, as well as the purchasing of arms require sound financial inflow. Thus, the Georgian army is going to see no modernization promised after the August war. No use mentioning the possible difficulties with the salaries paid to the soldiers and officers.
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