Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgia considers joining NATO through an expedited procedure

    The Parliament of Georgia is seriously studying the possibility of the country’s accelerated entry into NATO after almost ten years of waiting. In 2008, the Alliance leadership stated that its doors are open to both Georgia and Ukraine, but did not provide the Membership Action Plan for accession, Voice of America reports.

    The possibility of accelerated accession to the Alliance came about thanks to the American Heritage Foundation, which suggested joining NATO through section 5 of the …

  • Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia agreed to establish an inter-Parliamentary assembly

    The parliament speakers of Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova have agreed to establish an Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the three countries, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy stated at a press briefing in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Given the need for deepening cooperation in the Black sea area, I have kickstarted the establishment of a trilateral Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia, especially taking into consideration that our three countries have some …

  • US to help Georgia in fight against Russian propaganda

    The United States will help Georgia to fight against Russia’s hybrid warfare, Voice of America reports.

    With financial assistance from the US embassy, a series of training programs on strategic communication for civil servants was launched on February 20.

    “Today, when many governments, especially Russia, are actively using various means of hybrid warfare, and strategic communication has become a powerful weapon not only for shaping the public opinion, but also for direct implementation of …

  • Georgia awaits Kyiv's decision on extradition of Saakashvili

    Interfax-Ukraine reported on Saturday, January 20 that the Georgian Prosecutor's Office has sent all necessary materials for the extradition of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to its Ukrainian counterpart, and now awaits a final response from Kyiv. This was announced by Natia Songulashvili, a Prosecutor with the General Prosecutor's Office and a member of the Prosecutor's Council of Georgia.

    "The Prosecution has enough evidence, which, we believe, should be the basis for a …

  • Ukrainian President invites Georgia to encourage Europe to extend sanctions against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, during the latter’s official visit to Ukraine, as reported on the President's website.

    Both sides stressed the importance of implementing the Declaration on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and Georgia, signed during a visit by Poroshenko to Georgia in July 2017.

    “They expressed mutual interest in the enhancement of inter-parliamentary ties between the two …

  • Ukraine and Georgia to pull together for EU and NATO membership

    Ukraine and Georgia should unite their efforts to achieve joint goals: membership in the European Union and NATO, said Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairperson of the Georgian Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Our states have common challenges, and therefore we should unite our efforts to respond to them and achieve our goals... Our main goal is full membership in the European Union and NATO. In this context, it is very important to pool our efforts so that it does happen," Kobakhidze stated at …

  • 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 …