Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgia's Batumi port is preparing to receive US military equipment

    The US military and members of NATO have arrived in Georgia to familiarize themselves with the infrastructure capabilities of the Batumi sea port. American military equipment, to be used for large-scale joint military exercises, will be delivered through the port in May. This was reported by Sputnik with reference to the Georgian Ministry of Defense.

    “During the visit, we discussed military exercises scheduled for May, as well as using the Batumi port to import military equipment. Both sides …

  • Media: European Parliament to vote in favor of visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in September

    As reported by the Brussels correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Rikard Jozwiak, on his Twitter page, the European Parliament will likely vote in favor of the visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in September. “Voting in the European Parliament may take place in July; however, it will be difficult. September is more likely,” the journalist noted.

    On April 20th, the European Commission announced the submission of a legislative proposal concerning visa liberalization for …

  • NATO is ready to strenghen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova

    The Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, stated in an interview with BGNES that the Alliance is ready to strengthen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.

    "It is essential to strengthen our work of stabilizing the neighboring region by strengthening the support of such countries in the east as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which are under pressure from Russia and need help to improve their security and sovereignty," Vershbow stated.

    The Deputy Secretary General also …

  • Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Russia sign energy memorandum

    Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Iran have signed a roadmap on the preparation of collaboration of power supply systems of the four countries in Yerevan, and also agreed on a memorandum of mutual understanding and cooperation in the sphere of energy.

    RIA Novosti reports that the documents were signed by the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia, Levon Yolyan, the Minister of Energy of Iran, Hamid Chitchian and the …

  • Gazprom has accepted Georgia's terms on the transit of gas to Armenia

    Georgia, as before, will get 10% of the total volume of Russian gas supplies to Armenia as transit fees according to the agreement signed by the Russian corporation, as reported by the Ministry of Energy of Georgia."The text of the contract has already been agreed upon. The Ministry of Energy received the contract and sent it to the Ministry of Justice for legal assessment. The contract will then be submitted to the government for approval. Only after that will the contract come officially into …

  • Romania hopes decision on NATO Black Sea fleet will be made in the coming months

    According to Activenews reports, Romanian Minister of Defense Mihnea Motoc hopes that the decision to create a NATO fleet of Romanian, Ukrainian and Georgian ships will be made at the coming summit of the Alliance that should take place in July in Warsaw.

    According to the Minister, this group, which will be established in the Black Sea basin will be a sizeable brigade of Romanian, Ukrainian and Georgian naval forces. Motoc also emphasized that Romania hopes that a decision “on the prevention …

  • Georgia offers to become a mediator in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Following the Leader of the Parliamentary Majority, Giorgi Volski, who proposed to hold the Azerbaijani-Armenian talks in Tbilisi, Georgia's Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Vakhtang Kapanadze, has offered for Georgia to play "a role of mediator" in the conflict.

    According to Kapanadze, Georgia is one of the countries that has good relations with both sides of the conflict.

    "It is unfortunate that a peaceful solution of this problem has failed for several reasons. It is a painful …

  • Resolution on support of Savchenko to be voted on in Georgian parliament

    The Committee on External Relations of the Georgian Parliament unanimously supported draft resolution in support of the former Ukrainian Ground Forces pilot, Nadiya Savchenko, who has been condemned in Russia. The draft was presented by the Free Democrats faction. This draft is to be discussed in the Georgia Parliament as reported by Georgia Online.The document states that the Parliament of Georgia calls on Russian authorities to immediately release Ms. Nadiya Savchenko and other illegally …

  • UK Foreign Secretary: Georgia is a successful model in the region

    On the 30th of March, 2016, the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived on an official visit to Georgia. According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, at the beginning of the visit, the Head of the British Foreign Office honored the memory of those who died for the territorial integrity of the country. Then he held meetings with the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament and the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, as reported by Ekho Kavkaza.

    "We attach special importance …

  • British Foreign Secretary says Russia is a global threat

    Philip Hammond said that Russia ignores the norms of international behavior and violates the rules of the international system.

    “Russia is a global threat, because its politics are contrary to international legal norms,” as said by the British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, at a press conference in Tbilisi, during his visit to Georgia, Deutsche Welle reported.

    "Russia ignores the norms of international behavior and violates the rules of the international system. It is a challenge and a …