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Georgian President’s rating has increased, says NDI survey
As NDI survey has it, the ratings of all political figures, besides Giorgi Margvelashvili and Davit Narmania, have fallen. The ratings of the President and the Mayor have increased
"NATO does not recognize the election held in the Georgian region of Abkhazia" - Rasmussen
NATO does not recognize the election held in Abkhazia. This is said in the statement by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, released on NATO official webpage.
So-called Abkhazian CEC said Raul Khajimba is "president-elect"
The so-called Abkhazian CEC said that Raul Khajimba is the president-elect. According to Abkhazian media, the so-called CEC has published the preliminary results of the elections.
A phone conversation was held between Irakli Gharibashvili and Joseph Biden
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and US Vice President Joe Biden held a telephone conversation.
How much does Margvelashvili own? – President's declared property and income
“A declaration is a tedious document, which I struggle a lot with, making sure it is filled scrupulously. Since I became a public official, one of my obligations is to let the public know about my income.
"No one can tell the President whether he should think 5 minutes or more" - Margvelashvili
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili commented on the PM’s statement that he could not understand why it took one month for the President
Kurt Volker calls the prosecution of former officials “a step backward for Georgia”
Former US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker has said the prosecution of former officials is a step backward for Georgia, which is isolating the country and will be exploited by Russia.
‘Georgians are owed more than Washington has been willing to give’ – The Washington Post
The Washington Post published an article with a title "Georgia’s role as U.S. coalition partner has honed its army, bolstered NATO hopes".
Margvelashvili had a phone conversation with Erdogan
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili had a phone conversation with the newly-elected Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Irakli Gharibashvili sends a letter to US senators
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili responds to the letter sent by the US senators McCain, Risch, Rubio, Shaheen to him on August 1st.
"Merkel has never been a fan of Saakashvili, though she would have questions about charges against him" - David Kramer
There is an impression that Yanukovych acted against Yulia Tymoshenko exactly like this, David Kramer, the President of Freedom House, said in an interview with the Voice of America's Georgian office about the legal proceedings against Mikheil Saakashvili.
“If the issue is a secret, we should not talk about it with media” – Margvelashvili
The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili made a comment on the issue of secret correspondence between the Prosecutor's Office and the President’s Administration.
‘We could have occupied Tbilisi, but we did not receive such an order’ – Russian General
Our army could have occupied Tbilisi, but we did not receive such an order, - the Russian General, Anatoly Khrulyov told "Komsomolskaya Pravda."
“Reaction of some groups to the persecution against former high-rank officials will not have major effect” – Michael Cecire
“InterPressNews” agency conversed with a researcher of Philadelphia Foreign Policy Institute, Michael Cecire on the actual issues of Georgia’s internal and external policy.
6 years since the August War 2008
Six years have passed since the August War between Georgia and Russia in 2008. As a result of Russia’s intervention, 228 Georgia’s citizens and 14 police officers, 1 747 were injured.
‘Saakashvili Doesn’t Need a Little Help from His Friends’ – Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy has published an article about the criminal charges against the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.
U.S. Senate adopts bill on granting Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine a status of the main US ally without NATO membership
The U.S. Senate has adopted a bill on granting Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine a status of the main US ally without NATO membership
‘Saakashvili is not exemplary for me’ – Margvelashvili
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili said on Palitra TV show “Resume” that Saakashvili is not exemplary for him,
International concern is increasing because of revenge policy in Georgia - Carl Bildt
Swiss Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has posted yet another comment on Twitter. ‘International concern is increasing because of revenge policy in Georgia. It damages the country’,
Russia closes transit of Ukrainian airlines through its territory to Georgia
Russia has decided to close transit routes for Ukrainian airlines through its territory in a number of other countries.
NATO should help support military development in Georgia and the Middle East - David Cameron
NATO must review its long-term relationship with Russia and take measures to deter any Russian aggression such as sustaining a robust military presence in Eastern Europe, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said
Tskhinvali regime prohibits crossing administrative border for 5 days
The so-called South Ossetian proxy regime prohibits crossing the administrative border for five days.
Tea Tsulukiani responds to The Wall Street Journal with a letter
“The Wall Street Journal” has published a response by the Georgian Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani to the editorial published by the outlet earlier, titled “What a Georgian Shame”.
‘Russia stirs up conflict in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine’ – Rasmussen
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen published an article titled “Each Nato ally has to pull its weight after Russia’s threats” in The Financial Times.
Saakashvili faces new charges connected to assault on former MP
New charges have been filed against the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili and former Head of the Constitutional Security Department of Georgian Interior Ministry Erekle Kodua
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Besides historical buildings, visitors to Tbilisi will come to remember trash lying in the streets. Along with polluted places, the capital’s prices are going to leave a lasting imprint as well.
In a recent episode of the popular “Today” show from American broadcasting company NBC, best wines for the autumn season were discussed.
“Wanted man Saakashvili appears in Kiev” – such is the title for footage of a visit of Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s ex-President, to Ukraine, published by “Ruptly”, daughter company
Operatives of MIA’s administration of Samtske-Javakheti region apprehended a 44-year-old Davit Kublashvili on multiple homicide charges.
Satellite images released by Nato show Russian armoured vehicles inside Ukraine, the alliance has claimed, BBC reports.
Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has attended the inauguration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
US President Barack Obama has said that the violence in Ukraine is a result of Russian involvement rather than a home-grown uprising, BBC reports.
On the 28th of August, Avtandil Tchrikishvili earned a gold medal at a Judo World Championship event held in Chelyabinsk. Georgian judoka in the 81 kg category, Avtandil defeated
Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili declared his mistrust in a survey conducted by the Georgian department of NDI. As Gharibashvili said to the journalists, he respects
Pro-Russian rebels have opened up a new front in Ukraine’s south, with the separatists claiming they have captured the eastern town of Novoazovsk, Euronews reports.
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