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... 7 to April 28 through face-to-face interviews with a nationwide representative sample of Georgia's adult population, excluding the Russian occupied territories of Georgia - Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) that included 2,493 completed ...
Violations of the law on the occupied territories, which prohibits visits to Abkhazia and South Ossetia without formal consent from Tbilisi, has only been partly enforced during its nine years of existence: 51 persons have been jailed for violating the ...

Official Tbilisi has expressed concern over Tuesday's incident in de facto South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) when the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia and the co-Chair of Geneva International Talks ...
Georgian citizens kidnapped by troops occupying the country's breakaway Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region have been released earlier today after paying fees to their captors.
From that juncture, the president would be elected by an electoral college comprising the 150 lawmakers plus a further 150 representatives from all of Georgia's various regions, including the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. That ...

"The expansion of the military presence of NATO forces [in Georgia] undermines stability in the region, as it creates military disparity and contributes to the Georgia's illusions that the conflict with Abkhazia and South Ossetia can be resolved by ...
(Civil.Ge) - Moscow and Tskhinvali exchanged notes on May 12 on ratification of the agreement on pensions provision for the Russian citizens residing in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, Tskhinvali-based news agencies reported. Russia's Deputy Foreign ...
4 Georgians kidnapped near occupied Tskinvali region. Agenda.ge,15 May 2017 - 18:59, Tbilisi,Georgia. Four Georgian citizen have been captured by Russian troops near Georgia's occupied breakaway region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia), officials say.
"We took notice of the statement by the Georgian authorities on putting Moscow's former Mayor Yuri Luzhkov on the persona non grata list after his visits to Abkhazia and South Ossetia," the ministry said. "As we can see, official Tbilisi continues ...
Deputy leader Tom Watson last year warned that the party was at risk from "Trotskyist entryists", while senior aide Seumas Milne has been accused of Stalinist sympathies for failing to criticise Russian invasions of Crimea and South Ossetia in previous ...
The majority of Georgians named Russian military aggression (34 percent), occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (16 percent), Russian propaganda (5 percent), economic dependency on Russia (2 percent), and energy dependency on Russia (2 ...
360 internally displaced families from the Russian occupied regions of Georgia - Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) - have received village houses with plots of land to produce their own agricultural products in the western region of Imereti.
The separatist authorities of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have called the American move regrettable. No reaction to the US decision is available on the Nauru government's infrequently updated website.
A year later, Georgia suffered similar attacks which crippled its official presidential website and the main broadcast networks during the South Ossetia war. The attack was attributed to Russian nationalists. In July 2009, a dozen US government ...
The Secretary of State shall also submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on actions taken by the Russian Federation to further consolidate the occupation of the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
The Ambassador of the United States (US) to Georgia, Ian Kelly, has assessed the meeting of Russian president Vladimir Putin and the so-called President of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia as 'illegitimate.' Kelly says that the US does not recognize ...

Internally displaced families from the Russian occupied regions of Georgia - Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) - have received up to 5,000 GEL in small grants to open their own business.
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 ...
An Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting is now underway in Ergneti village several kilometers away from the Russian occupied Georgian region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia), where security conditions along the occupation line are ...
South Ossetia's new leader, Anatoly Bibilov, met with Russia's president Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 2, three weeks after the presidential polls granted him a decisive victory over his main opponent, incumbent Leonid Tibilov.
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 ...
The act signed by Mr Trump declares that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are Russian-occupied territories belonging to Georgia. The US was a major financial contributor to the Asian Development Bank but the bank said it was apolitical.
Russia pulled into its orbit South Ossetia and Abkhazia, having removed them from a pro-Atlantic Georgia. It still retains within its orbit the Pridnestrovie area, with its international composition inherited from the Soviet era.
One of the main obstacles to the achievement of durable solutions is the coiled razor wire fences along the administrative boundary line of the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia, which continue to deprive internally displaced persons and ...
US President Donald Trump has signed an act which declares that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are Russian-occupied territories belonging to Georgia.
Official contacts are carried out through the administrations of the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which Moscow has recognized and which, in turn, have diplomatic relations with the region of Luhansk controlled by separatists.
Russian president Vladimir Putin congratulated the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the citizens of Georgia and Ukraine, on the 72nd ...
Violations of the law on the occupied territories, which prohibits visits to Abkhazia and South Ossetia without formal consent from Tbilisi, has only been partly enforced during its nine years of existence: 51 persons have been jailed for violating the ...
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. Kvirikashvili's White House meeting came days after Trump signed a massive federal spending bill that included a ...
The spending bill Trump signed Friday includes a provision that explicitly recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia as "Russian-occupied Georgian territories.
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 ...
The office is expected to close within the next few months. The mission to Georgia's mandate expired on 31 December 2008, after the OSCE Permanent Council failed to reach consensus on its renewal in the wake of the hostilities in South Ossetia in ...
... 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 Region/South Ossetia.
... 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 Region/South Ossetia.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has hosted Anatoly Bibilov, newly elected so called President of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia (Tskhinvali). Tskhivali state-led news agency PEC reports that the sides discussed political, economic and ...
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.
The Georgian government has granted apartments to hundreds of internally displaced families from the occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) over the last two years. The beneficiary households have been granted apartments in ...
"Yes, we are going to work openly on issues of Nagorno Karabakh as well as Transnistria, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia," member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), member of the Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of ...
Still, I think the key here is building a strong economy with employment opportunities, because the current situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in terms of employment is not very bright, nor is the situation in Russia. Russia does not offer serious ...
In that crisis, an EU special representative was appointed to facilitate the talks between the parties, and a 'non-recognition and engagement policy' was developed to deal with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The EU also deployed a CSDP mission to Georgia ...
Locals of the Russian-occupied Georgian region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) cannot use the crossing-point between the breakaway region and the rest of Georgia for three days.
Importantly, the territories of other separatist regions fomented by the Russian Federation (i.e., Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Transnistria) also contain Russian military bases and equipment, and may also deliver fresh recruits.
191 internally displaced families from the Russian occupied regions of Georgia - Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) have received village houses with plots of land to produce their own agricultural products in Kvemo Kartli.
Map of Georgia highlighting Abkhazia (green) and South Ossetia (purple). Source: United Nations Cartographic Section, Wikipedia Commons.
A Georgian citizen was captured by Russian troops while herding near his native village in the latest of the series of kidnappings near the occupied breakaway region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) earlier today. Eldar Gundishvili, 68, was kidnapped near ...
Unsurprisingly, the report states that "the existence of occupied territories" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains "the main challenge," with the Russian military presence there constituting "an existential threat" to Georgia's statehood (Netgazeti ...
Local government in South Ossetia resigned on April 24, two weeks after the presidential polls granting victory to Anatoly Bibilov, former head of the region's legislature.
The "Our Great Victory Project" was in itself a scheme that was presented as a WW2 victory celebration, but involved a motor-procession through contentious territories including Donetsk, Lugansk, Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. It also ...


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