Weekly Digest
ADMINISTRATION’S PRE-ELECTION PROMISES
27 September, 2012

New offers to the military personnel became a kind of interpretation of Georgian administration’s pre-election slogan ‘More benefits for people’. When visiting the Vaziani 4 infantry brigade, Premier Vano Merabishvili and Minister of Defense Dimitri Shashkin outlined best prospects to military personnel and members of their families. 

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KREMLIN’S VOICE FROM ASTANA
02 December, 2010

President Saakashvili called on OSCE member countries not to circumvent Georgia’s territorial problems. The statement was made at Astana Summit on December 1. The President claimed that so called frozen conflicts pose a threat to stability in the Region. However, he believes that progress is achievable in this sphere. “Unfortunately, we won’t be able to resolve them if you turn away from them”, Saakashvili stated.

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‘GEORGIA WILL NEVER USE FORCE TO RESTORE ITS TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AND SOVEREIGNTY’
25 November, 2010

‘Georgia will never use force to restore its territorial integrity and sovereignty,’ President of Georgia said in an address to the European Parliament on 23 November.

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MALAYSIA DETAINEES MAY ESCAPE DEATH PENALTIES
11 November, 2010

Two Georgian citizens Babutsa Gordadze and Darejan Kokhtashvili were detained on the charge of drug distribution in Malaysia last week.

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COMPLETE FAILURE OF RUSSIAN RECONNAISSANCE
04 November, 2010

The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Georgia detained 20 spies of Russia, Reuters said.

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KARS-TBILISI-BAKU CONSTRUCTION SLOWS DOWN
21 October, 2010

Kars-Tbilisi-Baku – a regional railway link to connect Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan that was originally planned to be completed in 2010, was rescheduled to be finished by 2012.

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Russian President starts to correct mistakes he made during the war with Georgia
07 October, 2010

* NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen paid an official visit to Tbilisi on October 1.

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‘MEDVEDEV IS LEAVING; PUTIN IS COMING BACK’
30 September, 2010

* Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili took part in a talk show of Al-Jazeera TV.

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'MOTHERS OF SOLDIERS'': RUSSIA’S PLAN TO ATTACK GEORGIA
23 September, 2010

Russian organization, ‘Mothers of Soldiers”, presumes Russia is planning to attack Georgia from Dagestan. As Svetlana Utkina, representative of the organization, says, groups of soldiers are sent to Dagestan from St. Petersburg.
‘We received letters from the mothers of the soldiers of military unit 3526, notifying that their sons are forced to sign contracts. The unit officers say they prepare soldiers in Dagestan for Sochi Olympic Games’ security purposes. That’s absurd! Olympic Games are to be held in three years and these soldiers complete their military services after several months’, Utkina said.

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GEORGIA NEEDS PARTICIPATION IN AFGHAN MISSION FOR MILITARY EXPERIENCE
15 September, 2010

Georgia needs participation in the mission in Afghanistan for military experience. The corresponding statement has been made by President Mikheil Saakashvili at the opening ceremony of the new military school in Kutaisi. According to the President, the fight of Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan is a joint fight of Georgia and its partners.

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GJ Editor's comment
16 October, 2014
As I sat going through ‘wires’ this morning, I could not find anything very hot and juicy in the news. So in an attempt of not letting my pen go dry, I hurriedly made for the famous Dry Bridge
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