Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgian Foreign Ministry calls Putin's visit to Abkhazia a 'cynical act'

    Georgia’s Foreign Ministry has called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s to Abkhazia "a continuation of the deliberate policy" by Moscow against Tbilisi.

    "This cynical action on the ninth anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war leads to the legitimization of violent changes in the borders of a sovereign state through military aggression, ethnic cleansing and occupation," the Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    The Ministry believes that Putin's visit to the Republic, bypassing the …

  • NATO criticizes Putin’s official visit to Abkhazia

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to unrecognized Abkhazia, Reuters reports quoting the representative of the alliance.

    “The visit of President Putin to the Georgian region of Abkhazia on the ninth anniversary of the armed conflict undermines the efforts of the international community to reach a peaceful and agreeable solution to the conflict,” the report said.

    The NATO spokesman said that Putin’s visit should have been …

  • Georgia sends an inquiry to Warsaw regarding Saakashvili’s stay in Poland

    The district prosecutor's office of Warsaw received a request from the Georgian Ministry of Justice to establish whether former Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili was in Poland, as reported by Radio Liberty. The details of the request have not been reported.

    According to the press secretary for the prosecutor's office, Lukash Lapchinsky, the request came from the National Public Prosecutor's Office of Poland. He did not provide the details of the request.

    The chief prosecutor's office of …

  • Georgia accuses Russia of trying to 'legitimize regions that were forcibly taken away’

    While commenting on the reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to visit Sukhumi on August 8, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated that Tbilisi would construct a meaningful response to the illegal actions of Russia, reported the Voice of America. August 8 is the day of the ninth anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war, after which Moscow recognized the independence of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region.

    "These statements, which we heard in connection with the visit …

  • Georgia calls Putin’s intention to visit Abkhazia ‘an attempt of its annexation’

    The State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality of Georgia, Ketevan Tsihelashvili, stated that the Russian President’s visit, scheduled for August 8th, to Abkhazia is "an occupation and an attempt at actual annexation", as reported by Georgia Online.

    "There are provocative actions and this visit should likely be considered as one at this point. This fits into the overall picture and is an ongoing provocation. This is an attempt at an actual annexation on Russia’s part, so our task is …

  • 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 …