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The victims of the war were also commemorated in Abkhazia, which lost about 60% of its Indigenous ethnic Abkhaz population - which has strong linguistic and cultural ties to Circassians - during the Russian conquest.
Unlike prior appropriation bills, the new law specifically describes Russia's ongoing occupation of the Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as just that: occupation. Unlike bills in 2015 and 2016, the 2017 version notes that none "of the ...
On his part, Abkhaz internal affairs minister Aslan Kobakhia, who signed the agreement on behalf of Sokhumi, stated that the Center, "in the first place," is necessary for Abkhazia. "Through this Center, we expect practical assistance to the Ministry ...
(The EU nonetheless continues to pursue a Non-Recognition and Engagement Policy with regard to Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The brainchild of Salber's predecessor as EU special representative, the Swedish diplomat Peter Semneby, it is intended, ...
Official Tbilisi has condemned the signing of an agreement between the Russian Federation and Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on "the rules of establishment and functioning of the joint information-coordination center of agencies for internal ...
The differences over Russia's perception of its own role and areas of influence, and the European/US acceptance, led inter alia to crises in Georgia (over Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008), and more recently in Ukraine/Crimea. Russia's membership of G8 was ...
Sensing an opportunity, in 2011 both Vanuatu and Tuvalu followed Nauru in recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and established diplomatic relations with the regions.
Last week [11 May 2017], the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Abkhazia and the Circassian Association in Lebanon officially initiated a cooperation by signing a bilateral agreement.
The Russian Foreign Ministry (MID) criticized the Georgian government for its intention to include Yuri Luzhkov, the former Moscow Mayor, to the list of unwanted ...
Georgia's Foreign Ministry has released a statement over Booking.com referring to Georgia's breakaway, western Abkhazia region, as a separate country. The Ministry claimed the problem has been settled, and the de facto region would be listed an ...
In an interview with Sokhumi-based newspaper Abkhazia Republic, published on May 13, Abkhaz foreign minister, Daur Kove, said he was invited by two United States senators to attend the National Prayer Breakfast on February 2, but added that his visa ...
Divisions of electronic warfare (EW) of a Russian military base in Abkhazia have got Leer-2 modern mobile complexes based on Tiger armored car, the press office of the Southern military district of Russia reports on Tuesday.
The Committee stated that referendums and elections recently held in the territory of Georgia's occupied regions, as well as Russia's effort to sign the "so called treaties" with Georgia's regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia "impede peaceful conflict ...
The Georgian government says that the so-called protocol signed by the de facto Mayor of occupied Sokhumi (Abkhazia) and one of the cities of Italy several days ago is illegitimate and has no connection to Italy's recognition of Georgia's sovereignty ...
He is known as a strong supporter of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two Georgian regions propped up by Russia, and has visited there several times, apparently in violation of a Georgian law that prohibits crossing the border points ...
Since the GID participants are engaged in their "personal capacity" rather than as official Actors (to sidestep the matter of status of the Abkhazia and South Ossetia representatives), it is unlikely that such a statement can be considered as legally ...
US President Donald Trump has signed an act which declares that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are Russian-occupied territories belonging to Georgia.
Georgia's Foreign Ministry stated they will study the alleged signing of the protocol on intentions between the Sokhumi mayor of Georgia's de facto Abkhazia region and the Italian city of Bari. The Ministry stressed that the Italian Embassy to Georgia ...
Tbilisi continues to be locked in a standoff with Russia over Georgia's Moscow-backed breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Besides, monetary packages, the Act contains language that is celebrated among Georgians, who actively pursue non-recognition policies of separatist regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region. Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions are two entities that demand ...
The spending bill Trump signed Friday includes a provision that explicitly recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia as "Russian-occupied Georgian territories.
Tbilisi continues to be locked in a standoff with Russia over Georgia's Moscow-backed breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
The president of the United States (US), Donald Trump, has signed a legislative act which says that Georgia's breakaway regions - Abkhazia and South Ossetia - have been occupied by Russia. The legislative act also imposes restrictions on US funding for ...
That's just what concerns many Georgians, mindful of Moscow's ever-tighter hold on their own breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "Putin uses these Wolves to mark his territories," warned one popular Georgian blogger, Cyxymu (Giorgi ...
The Deputy Ministers reiterating the unequivocal support of the CoE member States for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and stated that the policy and actions of the Russia with regard to the Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia ...
The United States House of Representatives draft of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2017 prohibits American aid to the governments that have recognized independence of the Russian-occupied Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali ...
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have a short but interesting history in Abkhazia. Over the past two decades, they have established themselves as a significant part of Abkhazian society. This is perhaps due, in large part, to the charitable works ...
Abkhazia backed Russia's operation to coerce Georgia into peace and asked Moscow to recognize its sovereignty. After the 2008 conflict Moscow declared that it would formally recognize the independence of both South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Russia's allies ...
However, the document also says that the threat of renewed large-scale aggression remains, since the 2008 ceasefire agreement is not fulfilled by Russia, and the occupant forces are still present in the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali ...
Abkhazia backed Russia's operation to coerce Georgia into peace and asked Moscow to recognize its sovereignty. After the 2008 conflict Moscow declared that it would formally recognize the independence of both South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Russia's allies ...
Ideally, Tbilisi would like to see the binding non-use of force commitment from Russia guaranteed by international peacekeeping - or as a minimum, peace monitoring - deployment.
On 29 April 2017, the inauguration ceremony of Abkhazia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) took place in the offices of the Confederation of Italian agriculture in Apulia.
SUKHUM, April 30. /TASS/. A mission of Abkhazia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry opened in Italy on Saturday, the press service of the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry said. "The inauguration of the Abkhazian Chamber of commerce and Industry (CCI) took ...
The resolution concerns the occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by the Russian Federation and the steps taken for the annexation of these regions, including the signing of the so-called integration agreements, the conduct of the so-called ...
"Support from the EU and U.S. is as strong and firm as it was before. Georgia has not lost our support," acting U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Nicholas Berliner has told IPN.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told so-called Abkhazian President Raul Khajimba that Russia supports the course of the de-facto authorities.
... issue of the Jerusalem Patriarch's April 10 meeting with a group of Abkhaz pilgrims, specifically on the reports of Abkhaz media sources that Theophilos III has reportedly promised the pilgrims to "pray for Abkhazia, its residents and the country's ...
This is the second time Theophilos III has met a delegation from Abkhazia. The previous meeting took place last year on April 28 with participation of Abkhaz MP Said Kharazia, who now serves as the deputy chairman of the region's legislature.
... issue of the Jerusalem Patriarch's April 10 meeting with a group of Abkhaz pilgrims, specifically on the reports of Abkhaz media sources that Theophilos III has reportedly promised the pilgrims to "pray for Abkhazia, its residents and the country's ...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told so-called Abkhazian President Raul Khajimba that Russia supports the course of the de-facto authorities.
"Signing the so-called liaison agreements between Russia and occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions' authorities and absence of international peacekeeping missions in the occupied territories increases the risk of the restoration of military ...
Sokhumi authorities began issuing residence permits to ethnic Georgians of Abkhazia, following a four-year-long uncertainly over the legal status of residents of Gali District, the region's predominantly ethnic Georgian-populated area.
"Signing the so-called liaison agreements between Russia and occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions' authorities and the absence of international peacekeeping missions in the occupied territories increases the risk of the restoration of military ...
(Civil.Ge) - Sokhumi authorities began issuing residence permits to ethnic Georgians of Abkhazia, following a four-year-long uncertainly over the legal status of residents of Gali District, the region's predominantly ethnic Georgian-populated area ...
"The 'visit' of the Russian Foreign Minister to the occupied Abkhazia region in violation of the Georgian state border, and the opening of a new official building of the illegal diplomatic representation of the Russian Federation, blatantly violates ...
"The 'visit' of the Russian Foreign Minister to the occupied Abkhazia region in violation of the Georgian state border, and the opening of a new official building of the illegal diplomatic representation of the Russian Federation, blatantly violates ...
Fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists has seen around 10,000 people killed, according to the UN.


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