Contents tagged with Georgia

  • 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," …

  • Georgia accuses Russia of large-scale cyberattack against thousands of websites

    The cyberattack against Georgia in October 2019 was carried out by Russia, and more specifically by Military Unit 74455, the hacker division of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), said the US, UK, Georgia and a number of other European countries on Thursday.

    “On October 28, 2019, the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Main Center for Special Technologies (GtsST, also known as Unit 74455) carried out a widespread disruptive cyberattack against the country of …

  • Ukraine and Georgia accuse Russia of obstructing navigation and rescue operations in the Black and Azov Seas

    Ukraine and Georgia have complained to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regarding “unlawful Russian activity”, which is reportedly interfering with search and rescue operations in the Black and Azov seas.

    According to the Ukrainian embassy in the UK, the complaint has been supported by delegations from EU countries and the US.

    Kyiv has also sent an objection to the IMO, accusing Russia of “unlawfully extending the Novorossiysk region’s NAVTEX radio station service to the Sea of …

  • Georgia accuses Russia of illegal 'borderization' with South Ossetia

    Georgian Foreign Ministry reported citing Georgian State Security Service that the Russian military began to install fences to mark the border in the area of the village of Atotsi (Karelian region), on the line that separates the Tskhinvali region, reports Novosti-Georgia.

    Georgian Foreign Ministry called these actions "deliberate provocation" aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country, and "illegal borderization."

    Georgia called on Russia to "immediately stop destructive actions." …

  • Ukraine, Georgia and Baltic states form group in PACE to protest Russia’s return

    Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will not be attending the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the five delegations said in a statement published by the Ukrainian MP Elizaveta Yasko.

    The démarche was prompted by PACE’s decision in June to restore the Russian delegation’s voting right, despite Russia’s ongoing occupation of Crimea and the eastern regions of Ukraine.

    “We are announcing the creation of …

  • Media: Russian drones and S-300 missile systems no threat to Israel

    Russia is actively utilizing the progress made by Israel for its own drone production program, often by borrowing technologies, reports Svobodnaya Pressa.

    Last year there was an incident where Israel’s aerial defense shot down a Russian-made drone over the Golan Heights. An analysis of the fragments showed that the drone was completely identical to a model used by the Israeli Air Force. “The only difference was that our apparatus had inscriptions in Cyrillic,” the Russian news outlet observes. …