Weekly Digest
27 September, 2012
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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02 December, 2010
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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25 November, 2010
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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11 November, 2010
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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04 November, 2010
04 November, 2010

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

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21 October, 2010
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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07 October, 2010
07 October, 2010

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

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30 September, 2010
30 September, 2010

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

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23 September, 2010
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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15 September, 2010
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 January, 2015
In the now bygone with creaks and squeaks year of 2014, Georgia did not exactly look like a land flowing with milk and honey, to say the least.
And yet, there had still
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