Category Archives: Georgia

Russian Journalist’s Georgia Visit Sparks Protests

Protests broke out in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi over Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner’s visit to celebrate his birthday, Georgian media reported late Wednesday. Footage showed crowds chanting outside a central Tbilisi hotel where the media personality and state-run television talk show host was said to have been gathering with dozens of guests on the eve of his 87th birthday.  Тбилиси.

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Abkhazia scenario: Russia could deploy its troops in Donbas as “peacekeepers” – journalist

09:00, 10.03.21 – UNIAN Russia is mulling an option of mothballing the conflict along the Abkhazian model. The Kremlin could be plotting an armed provocation aiming to ultimately deploy “Russian peacekeepers” into the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, suggests Serhiy Harmash, a Ukrainian journalist and delegate to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement, representing representative of certain areas of

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Georgian Police Arrest Top Opposition Leader, Use Tear Gas in Party HQ Raid

Georgian police on Tuesday arrested a top opposition leader and used tear gas in a violent raid on his party headquarters, further deepening a political crisis sparked by last year’s disputed parliamentary elections. Live television footage showed Nika Melia, the leader of the United National Movement, the country’s main opposition party, being dragged from his party headquarters to be placed

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Court Condemns Russia for Violating Human Rights After 2008 Georgia War

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Russia committed a series of rights violations, including torture and preventing people returning to their homes, in the wake of its 2008 war against Georgia. The five-day conflict in August 2008 between Russia and the pro-Western Georgian government ended with Russian troops stationed in the Georgian regions of South

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Georgia Opposition Calls for Protests as Ruling Party Claims Vote Win

Georgia’s opposition called Sunday for mass protests after the ruling Georgian Dream party claimed victory in a tightly contested parliamentary election. Exiled ex-president and opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili accused Georgian Dream of falsifying Saturday’s vote and urged his supporters to take to the streets. The vote could spark another political crisis in the ex-Soviet republic of four million, where elections

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NATO to hold consultations with Ukraine, Georgia on NATO 2030 strategy

23:10, 21.10.20 – UNIAN There will be an expert report later on this year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the Alliance will hold consultations with Ukraine and Georgia on the NATO 2030 strategy. “There will be an expert report later on this year. And then I will, based on that report, and consultations and inputs and guidance from

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Ukraine Tells Russia: “Cease Military Aggression against Georgia”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said in its statement of August 7 that it “strongly condemns the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Georgia unleashed on August 7, 2008, the illegal occupation of Georgia’s sovereign territories in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, as well as Russia’s occupation regime actions aimed at their actual annexation.” Ukrainian Foreign

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NATO forces return to the Black Sea

21:53, 14 July 2020 – UNIAN Apart from conducting maritime security patrols in international waters, the two exercises will help enhance interoperability between Allies and regional partners. Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the Black Sea for the second time this year to conduct further routine operations, and to

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Saakashvili: It is in Ukraine’s interest to remove Georgia’s pro-Russian government

The head of the executive committee of the Ukrainian National Council of Reforms, Mikheil Saakashvili, believes that the change of the current pro-Russian government of Georgia will be beneficial for Ukraine. “I believe that it is in the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to remove the pro-Russian government of Georgia. But that’s my personal opinion. I do not

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CASH CRUNCH

Shrinking Russian Subsidies Could Stoke Another Political Crisis in Georgia’s Abkhazia  Aslan Bzhania, the newly elected leader of Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia, was one of a handful of foreign guests to attend Vladimir Putin’s delayed victory parade in late June. But the real reason for his visit was to ask for money. Earlier this month he announced that Russia

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LRT FACTS. Why is Lithuanian MEP accused of interfering in Georgia?

Jurga Bakaitė As Georgia prepares for general elections in October, a letter from Lithuanian MEP about the government’s treatment of opposition leaders has ruffled some feathers in Tbilisi. Andrius Kubilius has been accused by Georgia’s ruling politicians of exerting unacceptable pressure on the country’s domestic issues. Meanwhile, the Lithuanian MEP told LRT.lt the current situation in Tbilisi reminds of pre-Maidan

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NATO to Ramp Up Georgia’s Security Against ‘Aggressive’ Russia: Official

NATO will involve Georgia in its regional security program to help protect the Black Sea country from Russia’s “aggressive” cyber- and misinformation threats, the Western military bloc said Wednesday. Georgia’s NATO ambitions have angered Russia since 2008, when NATO leaders promised the Russian neighbor that it would one day join the alliance. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned NATO that

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U.S. committed to Ukraine and Georgia to become future members of NATO

01:59, 02 April 2020 The Alliance pursues an open door policy. The United States is committed that Ukraine and Georgia to become the future members of NATO. “We are committed to all of those countries to become the future members of NATO. We want all of them,” Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, said during a LiveAtState briefing

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Georgian President Zurabishvili Reiterates Country’s Transatlantic Path

March 04, 2020 18:22 GMT TBILISI — In her annual state of the nation address, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has said Moscow’s policies will not divert her country from its path toward the European Union and NATO. “If Russia plans to use the occupation of Georgia’s territories…to force Georgia to renounce its aspirations, that kind of goal will never be

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‘The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921’

Eric Lee’s book illuminates a remarkable period in history. By Michele A. Berdy In January Eric Lee came to Moscow to present the Russian translation of his book, “The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921.” This followed the Georgian translation that was released the previous year. At Memorial International, Lee discussed his book with Russian and Georgian scholars, many of whom

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Russia’s attempts to bring separatist movements to international platforms threaten EU – think tank

21:50, 27 January 2020 The experts explain far-reaching, and troubling, intentions behind the efforts. Russia is trying to set a precedent of allowing access of representatives of unrecognized states to various international platforms. If the plan succeeds, separatist movements around the world, especially in Europe, will be given a free hand to lay claim to participation in any international platform,

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