Georgian PM Bakhtadze steps down, warns against political divisions

By |september 2nd, 2019|Abkhazia, Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, News, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia|

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze announced his resignation on Monday (2 September) after little more than a year in the job and said the country must not be riven by political divisions that could play into Russia’s hands.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Georgian PM Bakhtadze steps down, warns against political divisions

Batumi and Sokhumi: A tale of two cities

By |avgust 7th, 2019|Abkhazia, Georgia, News, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia|

Unresolved conflicts in Georgia don’t serve the interest of local populations on either side of the artificial divide and may not serve Russia’s own interests in long term, writes Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Batumi and Sokhumi: A tale of two cities

Russia calls tirade against Putin on Georgian TV a ploy to derail ties

By |julij 9th, 2019|Abkhazia, Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, News, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia, Vladimir Putin|

Russia on Monday (8 July) condemned an obscenity-laden tirade against President Vladimir Putin on a Georgian TV station, calling it a shameful and unacceptable provocation by radical political forces intended to damage relations.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia calls tirade against Putin on Georgian TV a ploy to derail ties

Thousands in Tbilisi demand Georgia’s de-oligarchisation

By |junij 25th, 2019|Abkhazia, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia, Mikheïl Saakashvili, News, oligarchs, protests, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, Sanctions, South Ossetia|

Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied on Monday (24 June) in the Georgian capital for the fifth consecutive day as the increasingly unpopular ruling party's promise of sweeping reforms failed to appease mass demonstrations.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Thousands in Tbilisi demand Georgia’s de-oligarchisation

Georgian protesters slam ‘Putinism’, raise pressure on ruling oligarch

By |junij 24th, 2019|Abkhazia, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia, Nato, News, oligarchs, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia, Vladimir Putin|

Several thousand anti-government protesters took to the streets of the Georgian capital Tbilisi for a fourth day on Sunday (24 June) as tensions rose between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Georgian protesters slam ‘Putinism’, raise pressure on ruling oligarch

Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia parliament

By |junij 21st, 2019|Abkhazia, frozen conflicts, Georgia, News, Russia, Russian Orthodox Church, South Ossetia|

Thousands of protesters attempted Thursday (20 June) to storm the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi, furious that a Russian lawmaker addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat during an international event.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia parliament

Russian Orthodoxy, a security issue in Ukraine

By |januar 22nd, 2019|Abkhazia, Crimea annexation, Gerogia, News, Orthodox Church, Petro Poroshenko, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin|

The politico-spiritual move away from Russian Orthodoxy, presented by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as a major national security issue, has deeply angered Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has political ambitions in the region, writes Willy Fautré.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russian Orthodoxy, a security issue in Ukraine

A decade after the war: Why the world should support Georgia’s peace initiatives

By |avgust 8th, 2018|Abkhazia, Georgia, News, Russia, South Ossetia|

This week marks ten years since Georgia lived through a dramatic five day war with the Russian Federation. On 12 August 2008, the EU brokered a ceasefire deal bringing an end to open warfare – but not to conflict, explains Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za A decade after the war: Why the world should support Georgia’s peace initiatives

Georgia’s NATO future resurfaces during Russia conflict anniversary

By |avgust 7th, 2018|Abkhazia, Eastern Partnership, Georgia, Nato, News, Russia, Russo-Georgian war, South Ossetia|

Foreign affairs chiefs from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine met in Georgia this week to take part in commemorations marking 10 years since Russia’s invasion of the Caucasus Republic during 2008's August War.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Georgia’s NATO future resurfaces during Russia conflict anniversary

Russia used lessons from Georgia war in Ukraine conflict

By |avgust 6th, 2018|Abkhazia, Eastern Ukraine, frozen conflicts, Georgia war, human rights, News, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia|

Ten years ago, in August 2008, Russia and Georgia went to war over South Ossetia, a small separatist Georgian region which Moscow would later controversially recognise as independent, in the face of international criticism.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia used lessons from Georgia war in Ukraine conflict