Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Construction of Russian military port nears completion in occupied Abkhazia

    Construction of a military port in the Abkhazian town of Ochamchira is nearly complete. The Russian military plans to use this facility to station its warships in occupied Georgian territory, as confirmed by aerial surveillance footage aired by Georgian channel TV Pirveli.

    The footage, shared by the TV channel on its Facebook page, shows significant activity and ongoing construction at the site. A newly built structure is visible, likely intended to accommodate personnel who will operate the …

  • Citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova call for faster accession to EU

    The Prime Ministers of Georgia and Moldova have called for faster accession to the European Union in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The leaders view acceptance into Europe’s security architecture to be vital steps in deterring further Russian encroachment on their borders.

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili noted, “We need to see action—now and today. Because it’s a different world today. What has …

  • Leader of Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia wants to join Russian Federation

    The leader of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia, Anatoly Babilov, said the unrecognized statelet will take legal steps to initiate the process of joining the Russian Federation.

    According to Babilov, "I believe that unification with Russia is our strategic goal... This is our path, the aspiration of the people. And we will walk along this path. We will take appropriate legal steps in the near future."

    Babilov referenced Russia’s annexation of the Crimea as a precedent for South …

  • Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia sends troops to Ukraine to fight alongside Russia

    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russia has sent approximately 150 soldiers from the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia to the Crimea to fight on behalf of the Russian military.

    "About 150 people were transferred from South Ossetia to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea for further actions in the neighboring regions of Ukraine,” the General Staff wrote on Facebook. “Also, measures were taken to covertly mobilize the …

  • Zelensky: Russian weapons near Ukrainian, Moldovan and Georgian borders threaten entire Europe

    In his speech in Georgia at the Batumi International Conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he believes that Russian weapons threaten not only Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, but also the whole of Europe.

    Zelensky stressed that if the European Union does not show firm support for the European aspirations of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, then Russia immediately shows the iron muscles of its weapons near the borders of these three states.

    According to Zelensky, Russian weapons …

  • Saakashvili: It is in Ukraine's interest to remove Georgia's pro-Russian government

    The head of the executive committee of the Ukrainian National Council of Reforms, Mikheil Saakashvili, believes that the change of the current pro-Russian government of Georgia will be beneficial for Ukraine.

    "I believe that it is in the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to remove the pro-Russian government of Georgia. But that's my personal opinion. I do not express the opinion of the president or others on this issue, because I am not an official civil servant of Ukraine," he …

  • Assassination attempt on TV Presenter who insulted Putin thwarted in Georgia

    The State Security Service of Georgia (SSG) reported that it detained a Russian citizen who was preparing a contract killing.

    According to Novosti-Georgia, SSG's statement followed media reports that a Chechen detained on June 12 in the Vake-Saburtalo district of Georgian capital was planning a murder of a well-known Georgian TV journalist Giorgi Gabunia.

    According to opposition TV companies Formula and Mtavari, the detained is Vasambeg Badrievich Bokov, a 37-year-old Russian citizen who had …

  • Georgia recalls ambassador to Ukraine for consultations over Saakashvili's appointment as head of Reform Council

    Georgia recalls its ambassador from Ukraine for consultations regarding the appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili as head of the Ukrainian National Reform Council, announced Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "This is an accepted practice in diplomatic relations, which indicates the emergence of certain problems in bilateral relations, so to determine future steps we require consultations with the ambassador," said Zalkaliani.

    The National Reforms Council was …

  • Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine: Tbilisi will regard Saakashvili's appointment as deputy prime minister as an unfriendly step

    The appointment of former Georgian president and former head of the Odesa regional administration Mikheil Saakashvili to the post of deputy prime minister could negatively affect relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi, stated Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze in the commentary to Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to him, Saakashvili's appointment to the Ukrainian Cabinet is likely to be perceived by the Georgian authorities as an unfriendly and unacceptable step, as he is "wanted by …

  • NATO adopts new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia

    NATO foreign ministers have agreed on a new support package for Ukraine and Georgia.

    The approval by NATO foreign ministers of further measures to support Ukraine and Georgia in addition to existing aid packages was one of the main topics of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the 30 NATO member states, DW reports.

    "We talk about exercises, access to more NATO educational programs and the exchange of radar data, which will improve understanding of the air activity situation in the region," …