Contents tagged with Georgia

  • 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 …

  • Georgia moves to restrict Presidential powers

    President Giorgi Margvelashvili signed the new Constitution of Georgia, the final version of which was adopted by the parliament a few days ago.

    "Unfortunately, the parliament adopted a one-party Constitution, so it is extremely difficult for me to sign it, however, taking into account the internal and external challenges the country is facing, the responsibility to avoid possible destabilization, I, as the Head of State, Supreme Commander-in-Chief and guarantor of the Constitution, sign this …

  • Netherlands receive Buk missile from Georgia to investigate MH17 disaster

    The Dutch military received a Buk anti-aircraft missile and will use it in the investigation of the flight MH17 disaster, reports RTL Nieuws.

    According to the television channel, on February 21st of this year, members of the Dutch Military Intelligence Service and the Security Service flew to Georgia on a Hercules cargo aircraft that belongs to the Ministry of Defense.

    The Buk missile was handed over to them in Georgia. The next day the plane returned, and the missile was sent to the military …

  • Russia: increasing cooperation between Georgia and NATO is a threat to security in the region

    Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia consider Tbilisi’s continuing cooperation with NATO to be “a real threat” to regional security in Transcaucasia, as stated on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    Concerns among the delegations were caused by military exercises of NATO member countries in the territory of Georgia in the summer and autumn of 2017. “A record number of servicemen and heavy equipment was involved. The emissaries of individual NATO states who were present at the exercises …

  • Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova sign cooperation agreement in Tbilisi

    The Foreign Ministers of the GUAM countries (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova) have signed a joint communiqué on their readiness to continue close cooperation, Interfax reports.

    The signing took place on Sunday, October 8, in Tbilisi. The special meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (CMFA) of GUAM was devoted to the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization. According to Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, they discussed prospects for further …

  • Ministry of Justice of Ukraine: There are no grounds to extradite Saakashvili

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, will not be extradited from Ukraine until the criminal proceedings against him are completed in Georgia, stated the Deputy Minister of Justice Denis Chernyshov in a comment on 112 Ukraine TV channel.

    According to Chernyshov, there are no grounds for Saakashvili's extradition at the moment, as the he has not been convicted in Georgia.

    “Nothing happened in Ukraine, except for Saakashvili's crossing the border. …

  • Ukrainian Justice Ministry: The Prosecutor General’s Office begins extradition check for Saakashvili

    The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) of Ukraine is examining Georgia’s request for the extradition of former Georgian president and governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili, announced Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko.

    “After receiving this [extradition] request [from Georgia], all the materials were sent to the bodies of the PGO in order to carry out an extradition check. This is a preliminary stage. If it is completed with a positive conclusion, it will be possible to adopt further …

  • NATO exercises with participation of Ukrainian military begin in Georgia

    NATO Agile Spirit 2017 multinational military exercises began in Georgia on September 3, reported News-Georgia news agency.

    The Agile Spirit exercises have been held annually since 2011. They are one component in an effort to improve Georgia’s cooperation with the U.S. and NATO. The purpose of the exercises is to improve the interaction between the Georgian military and its counterparts from the United States and partner countries, as well as improve preparedness to respond to crises and …