Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Archive by 2010-02-08
Italy for continuation of Geneva Talks on Caucasus 2010-02-08 18:26 Genava Talks is the place where important formulas to calm down Georgia, not acting against Russia, can be found, Frattini said at the press conference after meeting with his Georgian counterpart.
Arbitrage of Paris failed to deliver judgment 2010-02-08 17:44 The claim was tried past Thursday, on Monday the judge sent to the court, dealing with consideration on the merits. The main problem was the contract for providing services: the Georgian side said it was existing and valid, whereas the French side stated the opposite.
Georgian Speaker congratulated Ukrainians on successful elections 2010-02-08 17:04 David Bakradze, the speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, congratulated Ukrainian people on the successful second tour of presidential elections, which, in his view, were held past Sunday in a peaceful and stable atmosphere – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Bagaturia demands an urgent sitting of Anti-Crisis Council 2010-02-08 16:04 Jondi Bagaturia, the Kartuli Dasi party leader demands an urgent sitting of Anti-Crisis Council - Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Trial of late President’s son adjourned 2010-02-08 15:19 Bekauri said at the hearing she intended to present 12 requests, including ones on replacing custodial placement to admission by bail. Manana Archvadze-Gamsakhurdia, the mother of Tsotne, was ready to be the guarantor.
Alasania to sue Foreign Minister 2010-02-08 14:42 Previously the union accused the government of rude meddling with Ukraine’s domestic affairs and impairing Georgia’s image. Opposition cannot rule out that special services’ employees were sent to Ukraine in disguise of monitors.
On February 15th new OSCE head starts tour around Caucasus 2010-02-08 14:04 On February 15th Kanat Saudabayev, the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan and the acting chairman of OSCE will start a tour around conflict areas in South Caucasus.
Georgian delegation held a number of important meetings in Munich 2010-02-08 12:31 At the international security conference in Munich the Georgian delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, held a number of important bilateral meetings, said deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze. She explained the Vashadze met with U.S. delegation, in particular, with Senator John Kerry, and foreign minister of Germany.
Georgia hails choice of Ukrainian people 2010-02-08 12:06 Georgia hails the choice the people of Ukraine made at past Sunday’s second tour of presidential elections and hopes there will be no rift in Georgian-Ukrainian relations, said deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze.
National Democratic party to publish list of “Russian agents” 2010-02-08 11:40 National-Democratic party of Georgia promises to publish a list o people who “betrayed interests of Motherland and joined the side of Kremlin” – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
New amnesty is being prepared in Georgia 2010-02-08 11:00 Another amnesty is being prepared in Georgia: this time it will concern convicted of forgery and purchase of school certificates in 2003-2004 - Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Okruashvili’s factor in the Georgian policy
The ghost of the former Minister of Defense Irakli Okruashvili is again looming in the Georgian public arena. Why the ghost? The point is that precisely a year ago, when the spring confrontation was just being mentioned, Tbilisi started speaking about the return of the “Hawk” (that was Irakli Kobaevitch’s nickname for his warlike character and the relevant statements – I.P.). However, he never ventured to come back to the banks of Kura. Head of the Georgian MIA Vano Merabishvili promised to welcome the former comrade “according to the law”: a criminal case was opened against Okruashvili, and the authorities are sure that “Irakli should be locked up”.
A compulsive contest
The subject of the Russian aggression remains urgent in Georgia. This topic is constantly mentioned by the Georgian politicians, both the ruling party representatives and the majority of the oppositional leaders, in their public statements. The same topic is a subject for films, plays, and literature compositions and music. However, all these things are done by the grown-up full-aged people; perhaps, by those who saw the Russian armor entering the Georgian villages and the bombarded Gori with their own eyes. Although, among the common citizens, there are few witnesses of the “Russian aggression”, that is, the Russian servicemen’s aggressive actions, such as the beating and killing of the citizens, plunder and pillage.
In the run-up to Munich Security Conference Russian president signed a military doctrine Tbilisi had long feared. It confirms Moscow’s intention to use nuclear weapons in response to aggression from Georgia or its allies enabling operation of the Russian army abroad. NATO’s expansion is denominated as a major threat to Russia. On the contrary Georgia sees the new document as a global threat.
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