Contents tagged with Georgia

  • U.S. Congress approves sale of Javelin missile systems to Georgia

    The U.S. Congress has decided in favor of selling the Javelin anti-tank missile system to Georgia, as reported by Georgia Online, citing as a source a statement by the head of the Defense Ministry of Georgia Levan Izoria.

    According to him, the decision of the U.S. Congress means recognition of the reforms carried out by the Georgian Defense Ministry.

    “An important step has been taken toward acquiring the Javelin missile system. On March 29 of this year, I wrote to the U.S. Department of …

  • Saakashvili's wife says that Kyiv is preparing to extradite her husband to Georgia

    Interfax-Ukraine reports that Sandra Roelofs, the spouse of the Movement of New Forces Party (Rukh Novykh Syl) leader Mikheil Saakashvili, said on the Rustavi 2 television channel that the Georgian and Ukrainian authorities are preparing for the extradition of her husband from Kyiv to Tbilisi.

    "I have no hope that the Ukrainian court, which is due to impose a measure of restraint on my husband tomorrow, will be fair. Most likely, the Ukrainian authorities have already told the court what …

  • Saakashvili says he could be extradited next week

    In his interview on NewsOne TV Channel, the ex-head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikheil Saakashvili can be extradited from Ukraine as early as next week.  

    According to Saakashvili, such a measure can be adopted if he chooses to return to Georgia instead of being expelled to Europe.

    "They plan to throw me out of the country. They have a joint special operation of the Georgian special services, Russian special services and Ukrainian special services... If they even throw me …

  • Ukraine to begin ferry cargo traffic to Georgia bypassing Russia

    Ukraine made an agreement with Georgia to transport goods via ferry and bypass Russia, as reported to Hromadske Radio by the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Trade Representative of Ukraine, Nataliya Mykolska.

    According to her, the Prime Ministers and heads of relevant ministries participated in the talks.

    "It is very important for us to first restore the volume of trade that we had with Georgia up to the moment of military and commercial aggression by the Russian …

  • Russia objects to US arms shipment to Georgia

    According to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia believes that the US military aid to Georgia will “push the Georgian government towards dangerous ventures”.

    “Russia once again stresses the danger of Tbilisi’s deepening military collaboration with NATO member-states. Recently the State Department and the Pentagon approved the shipment of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Tbilisi. This is the first military deal of this scale between the US and Georgia since 2008. At the same …

  • US State Department approved the supply of weapons to Georgia

    The Pentagon stated that the US State Department approved the possible sale to Georgia of Javelin anti-tank missiles and command launcher systems worth $75 million, RIA Novosti reported. The final decision on supplies will be made by the US Congress.

    According to the State Department, Georgia requested the supplies of 410 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 72 launch pads. The contract also provides for delivery, training and other services.

    The US military emphasizes that the Javelin system will …

  • The European Parliament supported the creation of trust fund for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

    The European Parliament voted for the recommendations of the “Eastern Partnership” summit to create a model of the “Eastern Partnership Plus” for Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

    Over 519 deputies of the European Parliament voted for it, 114 were against, 47 abstained, UNIAN reports.

    It is suggested in the EP report to create a model for countries that have association agreements with the EU and have made significant progress in implementing reforms, which "ultimately can lead to joining the …

  • President of Poland: if we forgive Russia for Ukraine and Georgia, we are in for a tragedy

    The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, said that sooner or later relations with Russia will be restored, however for now the attitude towards them on the international scene is very cold and sanctions are in force. To improve this, Russia must return the wreckage of Tu-154 aircraft to Poland and begin to observe international law.

    Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he had talked with German President, Frank Walter-Steinmeier about the return of the fragments of Tu-154 to Poland before the …

  • Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey launch new railroad linking to Europe and China, bypassing Russia

    Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey held an official event to open a new railroad, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. The new route passes through the three countries and provides passenger and freight railroad transit between Europe and China surpassing Russia and Armenia.

    The opening event took place in Alat, Azerbaijan, a village in a remote part of the Baku capital suburb, 70 kilometers southeast of the city. The ceremony was attended by top leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey and the prime ministers of …

  • Saakashvili: Prosecutor General of Ukraine Lutsenko is preparing my arrest and extradition to Georgia

    The leader of the party, Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, stated that the General Prosecutor's Office was preparing documents for his arrest and extradition to Georgia, as indicated on his Facebook page.

    "Prosecutor General Lutsenko has started the process of preparing documents with the aim of my arrest and extradition to Georgia for the actions during my presidency," Saakashvili wrote.

    On October 24th, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the State Migration Service …