Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgia believes Kyiv intends to extradite Saakashvili

    The Minister of Justice of Georgia, Teja Tsulukiani, appearing on Imedi, stated that the former President, Mikheil Saakashvili, is politically uninteresting to anyone in his homeland and the issue of his extradition is a legal and investigative-prosecutorial process, Interfax reports.

    At the same time, she expressed the hope that Kyiv would begin the process of extraditing Saakashvili as soon as he returns to Ukraine.

    “This is a legal and investigative-prosecutorial process. We heard various …

  • Putin pardoned two women convicted for sending text messages about Russian tanks moving to Georgia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned Annik Kesyan and Marina Dzhandzhgava, the two women convicted of high treason as a result of text messages they sent, as reported by Meduza news web site.

    Annik Kesyan was accused of sending two text messages in 2008 to a friend in Georgia saying that she saw that the military equipment was being transported by rail.

    Then, the recipient of the message asked the woman if the tanks were being transported. In response, the woman wrote, "Yes, they are …

  • Georgian Minister of Defense: Noble Partner exercises in Georgia this year will be more ambitious than before

    The joint military exercises, Noble Partner 2017, with the participation of the US in Georgia this year will be more ambitious both in terms of the number of participating countries and the number of personnel and military equipment involved, as stated by Georgian Defense Minister Levan Isoria, on Saturday on Georgian TV channel Imedi.

    According to him, the exercises, which will be held from July 30th to August 12th at the Vaziani training ground near Tbilisi, are a part of a large series of …

  • Poroshenko: Georgia and Ukraine have a common aggressor – Russia

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook that the Ukrainian and Georgian people will jointly fight for de-occupation of their territories.

    "It's painful to look into the eyes of people who found themselves behind the barbed wire of the Russian occupation in friendly Georgia. It is important for me that people behind the line of demarcation in the Tskhinvali region feel that they are not alone, that the whole world is with them. The Ukrainian and Georgian people will jointly …

  • Ukrainian President to make visit to Georgia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will pay a state visit to Georgia on July 17-19, where he will meet with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili, reported the Ukrainian President's Press Service.

    The program of the visit also includes meetings between Petro Poroshenko and the Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and the head of the Georgian parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze.

    During the visit, a number of bilateral documents aimed at deepening strategic cooperation between …

  • Georgia: Ukraine asked Tbilisi to restore Saakashvili's citizenship

    Tamar Chugoshvili, the First Vice Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, claims that the Ukrainian delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) asked its Georgian colleagues to reissue citizenship to former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in order to "spare them from him.", reported Georgia.Online.

    "At the last session of PACE, everyone, starting with the leader of the Ukrainian delegation and including other members, begged us to restore Georgian citizenship to …

  • Georgian army to replace Kalashnikov assault rifles with American M4

    The Ministry of Defense of Georgia announced the beginning of a phased replacement of Soviet-made and Russian-made automatic weapons with their American equivalents, reported News Georgia.

    According to the Ministry, as part of the transition of the Georgian army to NATO standards and the GDRP defense program, the Ministry of Defense will purchase from the US a number of M-240 machine guns and M4 assault rifles. The exact number of purchased products is not indicated.

    “The US Government will …

  • Protests were held in Tbilisi against Russia’s changes to South Ossetian border

    On Saturday July 8th, by the State Chancellery of Georgia’s offices, there was a protest against the installation by the Russian border service of a de facto border of the self-proclaimed South Ossetia, as reported by Georgia Online.

    "Activists of the youth wing of the European Georgia party demanded an end to the ongoing creation of borders in Georgian territories and are outraged by the authorities' inaction," the statement said.

    Protesters carried barbed wire ahead of them as a symbol of …

  • Georgian media: Russian military has moved the Abkhazian border

    Russian Federation representatives in Abkhazia have moved a banner designating the border by 500 meters once again, to the outskirts of the villages of Bershuti and Sobisi.

    As Georgia Online reports, citing David Tsertsvadze, the representative of the head of the Gori municipality Governing Council, the incident has occurred twice in the territory over the past two days.It is noted that the boundary limitation is established on the land plots of local residents.

    As a result of the demarcation, …

  • NATO will not place its troop in Georgian ports

    NATO will not deploy its troops in the ports of Georgia. Instead, the Alliance plans to ensure security in the Black Sea by forming a multinational brigade in Romania composed of military forces solely from NATO member countries. NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller announced this development following the session results of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

    “At this stage, we do not plan to deploy NATO forces in Georgian ports. We really appreciate the relationship with Georgia in …