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The Latvian President condemned any steps made against Georgia's territorial integrity including so-called parliamentary elections and referendums in the Russian occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia), and promised never to ...
Recent moves by Russia to incorporate the army of the Georgian breakaway territory of South Ossetia into the Russian military and to recognize as valid documents of the Russian-controlled territories in Eastern Ukraine, including passports, demonstrate ...

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze told reporters in Tbilisi late on March 27 that residents of the country's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will be eligible to travel to the EU without visas. Janelidze said that "the ...
Importantly, Georgia is helped by the fact that its unresolved conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not a brake on domestic progress and aspirations for Euro-Atlantic integration.
Georgian citizen Kakhaber Kisishvili, 43, was detained twice in March for crossing the de facto border with South Ossetia on 27 March.
Georgia's attempts to take a resolution on breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia to the UN General Assembly they are barred from attending undermine the established Geneva format of talks, Russia's acting envoy to the United Nations, Pyotr Ilyichev ...

In 2008, when Russia marched into Georgia to defend South Ossetia, there were doubts about its military prowess. Russia thereafter revamped its defense industry and in 2015 began displaying what it had achieved.
Russia has, so far, failed to recognize the separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine. But through South Ossetia's recognition, the two territories have found a potential trade lifeline outside of Kiev's influence.
Russian "border guards" patrolling the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) between the occupied region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) and the rest of Georgia have illegally detained a Georgian man for the third time for allegedly crossing the so-called ...
Thirty-nine observers from Russia as well as the de facto republics of Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Transnistria monitored the elections.
After the August 12 ceasefire agreement, which obliged Russia to withdraw its troops, Russia to some extent completed this requirement by withdrawing most of its troops, however, it did not leave Abkhazia and South Ossetia and on August 26 that year, ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - According to the ministry, Georgia introduced at the 34th UN Human Rights Council session a "blatantly politicized" draft resolution "against Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia." "There is no doubt that this political performance is ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - South Ossetia could hold a referendum seeking to join Russia following elections in the republic next month, South Ossetian parliamentary speaker Anatoly Bibilov said Friday.
Prior holding the meetings with the Georgian officials, the delegation went to the administrative boundary line (ABL) between the occupied South Ossetia region and Georgia. The delegates met with a family living behind the barbed wire fences in the ...
South Ossetia's Central Election Commission on March 4 said that they would not allow Kokoity to run in the April 9 elections, on the grounds that he fails to satisfy the ten-year residency requirement.
Why cannot Europe handle this problem in its own back yard? Has President Trump given McCain, who wanted President Bush to intervene in a Russia-Georgia war -- over South Ossetia! -- carte blanche to hand out war guarantees to unstable Balkan states ...
Representatives of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania visited the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) yesterday between the occupied Tskhinvali region and the rest of Georgia.

Moscow, March 21. /TASS/. Russian president Vladimir Putin has wished success to leader of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov in regard with the upcoming presidential elections.
The agreement in question is one of a series of ancillary accords deriving from the framework Treaty on Union Relations and Integration between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia (RYuO) signed in March 2015. That treaty made ...
The new policy came less than a year after conflict flared in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two regions of Georgia, an independent country that was previously part of the Soviet Union.
"We are the masters at home, but it appears that Surkov, Filatov and similar govoruns [Oleg Govorun, Kremlin official, who heads the unit for social and economic cooperation with the CIS-member countries, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Also a pun on his ...
... last month the de-facto President of Georgia's breakaway region South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov announced a referendum to rename South Ossetia into South Ossetia-Alania, after a similarly-named province of the Russian Federation, North Ossetia-Alania.
Why cannot Europe handle this problem in its own back yard? Has President Trump given McCain, who wanted President Bush to intervene in a Russia-Georgia war -- over South Ossetia! -- carte blanche to hand out war guarantees to unstable Balkan states ...
South Ossetia, a Russian-backed separatist territory in Georgia, has also recently recognized the DNR and LNR, providing the two territories a potential entree into the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union trading bloc.
Russia presents a "theoretical threat" to Scotland's future as an independent country, an SNP MP has warned. Speaking at a fringe event on defence policy at the SNP conference, West Dunbartonshire MP Martin Docherty-Hughes criticised the regime of ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin endorsed a new defense agreement "On the Order of Inclusion of Certain Units of the armed forces of South Ossetia in the Russian Armed Forces," formalizing the merger of the region's military units into the Russian ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin endorsed a new defense agreement "On the Order of Inclusion of Certain Units of the armed forces of South Ossetia in the Russian Armed Forces," formalizing the merger of the region's military units into the Russian ...
Janelidze spoke about the developments in Georgia's occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. He condemned the decision on the integration of armed forces of so-called South Ossetia and Russia and said that Georgia would manage to find a ...
The United States' position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia is clear and consistent - both these regions are integral parts of Georgia", the statement reads.
The categorical allegations of certain Russian politicians, that both South and North Ossetia were once constituent parts of Russia and that Stalin divided them to hand South Ossetia to Georgia with the view of setting up an autonomous region there ...
WASHINGTON -- The United States has denounced a move by Russia to allow soldiers from the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia to serve in the Russian armed forces. The sharp criticism from the U.S. state Department on March 15 came a day ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin has instructed the Russian Defense Ministry to sign a deal integrating the forces of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) into Russian army. The information was released by Russian news agency, Tass, yesterday.
Supporters of the former president of the de facto Republic of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoyty, are protesting demanding the resignation of the incumbent president, Leonid Tibilov, after Kokoyty was refused registration as a presidential candidate.
Vladimir Putin approved the integration of militias from the breakaway Republic of South Ossetia into the Russian army. South Ossetia is one of the two breakaway territories of Georgia under effective Russian control. The other is Abhazia. The two ...
The Foreign Ministry of Poland released a statement denouncing the so called "elections" as well as other illegal events in both Abkhazia and Georgia's other Russian-occupied region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia). "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ...
Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia in the early 1990s. In August 2008, Georgia launched a military offensive against South Ossetia. Trying to protect local residents, many of whom had Russian citizenship, Russia sent troops ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved the government's proposal to integrate some military units of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia into the Russian army. The order announced on Tuesday is likely to lead to accusations from Georgia ...
In 2008, Russia and Georgia went to war over South Ossetia. The territory is controlled by Russia, and Russia decides where the border is.
South Ossetia, a region roughly the size of Rhode Island with a population of some 40,000 ethnic Ossetians, declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, following the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Vladimir Putin intends to meet with head of the South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov in mid-March to discuss procedure of integration of several units of the Ossetian troops into the Russian army.
Another month. Another troublesome referendum. This time in the tiny Georgian secessionist, Russian-occupied enclave of South Ossetia (pop 50,000). And all "President" Leonid Tibilov wants to do, apparently, is rename it the "Republic of South ...
Eduard Kokoity, who served from 2001-2011 as de facto President of Georgia's breakaway Republic of South Ossetia, has declared his intention of appealing the regional Central election Commission's refusal to register him as a candidate for the ...
"The site is a good platform that gives journalists the opportunity to show the life of women in their region; these are living, true, human stories, which give us an understanding of the situation," said Irina Yanovskaya, a writer from South Ossetia ...
... large-scale intensive information campaign about the visa-free regime ", said the Prime Minister. Kvirikashvili underlined that the all benefits of visa liberalization will affect the populations of Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia ...
Russia recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent countries after fighting a brief war against Georgia in 2008, and maintains thousands of troops in the breakaway Georgian regions.
The ICJ heard a case that Georgia brought against Russia for the 2008 war in Georgia's South Ossetia region, and it was "highly controversial," former ICJ judge Bruno Simma told DW.
General Pavel reiterated NATO's support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and called on the Russian Federation to "reverse its recognition of the South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions of Georgia and to withdraw its forces from ...
The SMM also saw 25 civilian cars (20 with Ukrainian, three with Russian Federation, one with Georgian and one with plates marked "South Ossetia") parked near the crossing point. The SMM continued monitoring in Kherson, Odessa, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, ...
US senators John McCain (R-Arizona), Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) are paying a visit to the "Administrative Boundary Line" that separates South Ossetia from the rest of Georgia. McCain captures the day's most ...
The issue of negotiations was protested by the heads of occupied South Ossetia. The announcement by the de-facto government read that Tskhinvali was not considered party to the agreement and therefore the practical implementation of the document was ...


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