Category: Georgia

Georgian ex-pres nominated as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa

The Ukrainian cabinet of ministers has nominated the former president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, who has been placed on an international wanted list in his own country, as the governor of Ukraine’s coastal Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was set to meet Saakashvili on Friday to approve his candidacy for the post before officially […]

US-Israel start training more proxy forces against Russia

Troops from the United States and Ukraine have officially opened joint training exercises intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. Speaking under driving rain at a military base in the western region of Lviv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the armed forces needed to be rebuilt from scratch […]

Russia signs treaty for stronger ties with South Ossetia

Russia tightened its control Wednesday over a second breakaway region of Georgia, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leader of South Ossetia signing a new treaty that calls for nearly full integration. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili denounced the signing as a “destructive” move against his nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and said it would […]

Ukraine parliament approves foreigners as gov ministers

Ukraine’s parliament has approved the appointment of three foreigners to key posts in a revamped government. President Poroshenko’s new team suggests no major change in policy, with conflict still raging against pro-Russian separatists in the east. Arseniy Yatsenyuk kept his job as prime minister in the coalition formed after October’s elections. The acting Foreign Minister […]

Mikheil Saakashvili former Georgia leader may face jail

Mikheil Saakashvili’s star was riding high in the summer of 2008. The young man who had led street protests in the Rose Revolution still retained a lot of the popularity which had brought him an election victory with 96 per cent of the vote. He was seen as the darling of the West, the face […]

NATO accepts Georgia’s offer to join NATO response force

At his monthly press conference, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he expects Georgian troops to be available for NATO’s rapid-reaction force in 2015. “Georgia has offered to join the Response Force in the future, and has been accepted. I therefore anticipate that Georgian troops would be made available for the force as of […]

Senior Russian diplomat assassinated in Abkhazia

A senior Russian diplomat has been assassinated by an unknown assailant in Georgia’s western region of Abkhazia near the Black Sea, a report says. Dmitry Vishernev, the first secretary of the Russian Embassy in Abkhazia, was shot at close range on Monday after he departed from a garage at his residence in the city of […]

NATO wants Russia to revise independence of S.Ossetia

NATO believes that Russia should review its guidelines regarding Abkhazia and South Ossetia and to cease to equip the borders of these countries. According to NATO Secretary General, Russia’s position prevents the peaceful resolution “of the conflict in Georgia,” and comes contrary to Moscow’s international obligations. In his statement, the secretary general also said that […]

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