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This risk was made manifest in August 2008, when Russia and Georgia went to war over the separatist Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and some 20% of the Georgian army was unavailable to defend the country because it was deployed to ...
293 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.
... opposition is that we would like to see the establishment of a second chamber, a senate, already- no more waiting for the reintegration of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in order to have different counterweight to the power of the government and the ...
Statistics showed there were up to 206,600 internally displaced persons (IDP) registered in Georgia by the end of 2013. These people came from either Tskhinvali region / South Ossetia or from Abkhazia, two Georgia's Russian-occupied regions. One of the ...

Large-scale military exercises in South Ossetia (the region of Georgia occupied by Moscow as a result of the 2008 Russian invasion) involving units of the locally stationed 58th army of the Russian armed forces came to a close on June 17 (Lenta, June 13).
Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia at the round of the Geneva discussions on Transcaucasia expressed serious concern over the deepening of NATO's interaction with Georgia.
Units of the division took part in WWII, Russia's civil war in 1993, the first Chechen war, the war in South Ossetia in 1997 and the second Chechen war.
She said that the Office of the High Commissioner remained concerned that despite repeated requests since 2011, it had not been granted access by authorities in control in both Abkhazia and South Ossetia, raising legitimate concerns and questions about ...
Given the Russo-Georgian war of 2008 and Moscow's support for breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia, that's no surprise.
There are over 2,000 people whose fate is still unaccounted for from Georgia's conflicts in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, making it difficult for families to grieve and move on.
Currently there are about 280,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Georgia; about six percent of the country's total population.
The talks traditionally include negotiators from Georgia and Russia as well as representatives from occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia), and co-chaired by United Nations (UN), Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE ...
The so-called President of Georgia's eastern breakawayregion of South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, has responded to the issue of conducting the learning process in Georgian at currently occupied Akhalgori region schools.
... agreement relating to Georgia, which requires the withdrawal of Russian Federation troops, free access by humanitarian groups to the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and monitoring of the conflict areas by the European Union Monitoring Mission.
On June 7, the Georgian Foreign Ministry responded to the statement of its Russian counterpart on cargo transit through Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, saying Moscow's position "is a clear attempt" to avoid the implementation of the 2011 Swiss ...
The relations between Georgia and Russia have pushed all limits when Georgian troops launched military operations to retake the breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions on August 8, 2008. Russian armed forces entered the regions to stop the ...
Russia annexed Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea in 2014 and in August 2008 it sent troops into Georgia, saying it was protecting civilians in Georgia's South Ossetia region. The Crimea annexation has plunged East-West ties to their lowest levels ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili would not have dared to aggression against South Ossetia if he did not receive support from the West. "I'm not 100% sure that someone provoked him, or stood ...
Russian soldiers detained 35-year-old Georgian citizen Mikheil Giginashvili in the village of Bershueti on June 5, near the country's eastern de facto independent Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region. Locals say the man was abducted when he was grazing ...
According to the agreement, "neutral private company" will carry out monitoring of cargo movement through three "trade corridors" two of which run through Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the third one on the Zemo Larsi-Kazbegi border crossing point on ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili would not have dared to aggression against South Ossetia if he did not receive support from the West. "I'm not 100% sure that someone provoked him, or stood ...
"The Lithuanian delegation expressed deep concern over the ongoing occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and steps towards their annexation by Russia," the Georgian MFA said.
Arguably, lessons in this debate could be drawn from Georgia, Ukraine's newly declared PR partner against Russian aggression. Georgia does have an occupation law to define Russia's presence in its own breakaway regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, ...
Rostov-ON-DON, June 13. /TASS/. The 58th combined forces army is conducting a command and staff exercise in South Ossetia, the spokesman for the Southern Military District, Vadim Astafiev, said on Tuesday.
"The Lithuanian delegation expressed deep concern over the ongoing occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions of Georgia and steps towards their annexation by Russia," Georgian MFA says, adding that the Lithuanian Delegation reiterated its full ...
The Lithuanian delegation expressed deep concern over the ongoing occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia/Tskhinvali regions of Georgia and steps towards their annexation by Russia.
At the same time, Karasin noted that "the Russian-Georgian agreement does not regulate, and by definition, cannot regulate the cargo movement through the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia," pushing Russia's official position that the region is ...
Vladislav Surkov and Anatoly Bibilov at a meeting of new South Ossetian cabinet of ministers, June 9, 2017. Photo: screengrab from local TV station IR.
Georgia adopted the law following the 2008 war with Russia, imposing various restrictions for those visiting the country's occupied territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) without permission from the government of Georgia. IDFI says ...
Eihenbaums added that "despite the outright hostile attitudes and actions" by Russia in the region, with its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and a similar operation in South Ossetia in 2008, "this is a presence that keeps peace" and the ...
Stephane & 3G won Georgia's Eurovision selection with "We Don't Wanna Put In," an apparent dig at Putin after, in 2008, Russia aided separatist forces in Georgia's South Ossetia. Fearing tensions in Moscow, the European Broadcasting Union banned the ...
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Georgian Chief of General Staff Vladimer Chachibaia overlooking the Administrative Boundary Line in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, June 6, 2017. Photo: mil.gov.ua. Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan ...
Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says that the Russian Federation's statement about involving the de facto South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) region in the agreement between Russia and Georgia about customs administration and commercial monitoring ...
The Georgian Foreign Ministry responded to the statement of its Russian counterpart on cargo transit through Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, saying Moscow's position "is a clear attempt" to avoid the implementation of the 2011 Swiss-mediated agreement ...
People walk past the tanks of Russian-backed separatists during a rehearsal of Victory Day parade in the center of Donetsk on May 3. Photo by AFP.
Russia-controlled border guards detained four Georgian citizens in the village of Gremiskhevi of the Dusheti region in the east of Georgia today located near the country's occupied region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia). The detainees have been ...
The South Caucasus stood out in the post-Soviet landscape because it was engulfed in three active conflicts simultaneously: Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The top priority for U.S. policymakers was not democratization or market reform ...
One breakaway territory is evidently helping others. Russian-backed South Ossetia, which separated from Georgia proper in the early 1990s, has become a key link in the flow of Russian money to the breakaway Ukrainian territories, EurasiaNet.
In the week-long tournament's other group are the hosts, Abkhazia, Karpataja and South Ossetia. Bass Sr named his final squad for the competition a couple of weeks ago and took the majority away to Greater Manchester at the weekend for a game against ...
... (UN) has recognised the right of return of all internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Georgia and their descendants, regardless of Ethnicity, to their homes throughout that country, including Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South ...
ST.PETERSBURG, June 2. /TASS/. South Ossetia, Georgia's breakaway republic recognized by Moscow as an independent state, is discussing plans with Russian colleagues on holding a referendum this year on joining Russia, South Ossetian President ...
It is difficult to fully assess the picture because as you know, the mission does not have access to South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
For ease of reading, we choose not to use qualifiers such as 'de facto', 'unrecognised', or 'partially recognised' when discussing institutions or political positions within Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and South Ossetia. This does not imply a position ...
Russia and the EU quickly returned to business as usual, agreeing to disagree on issues such as Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which Moscow recognized as independent states. The Barack Obama administration followed ...
... Assembly recognized today the right of return of all internally displaced persons and refugees in Georgia and their descendants, regardless of Ethnicity, to their homes throughout that country, including Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South ...
"The weapons that are deployed in the Republic of South Ossetia, and the existing contingent of servicemen, including the borderguards from Russia's FSB, are sufficient to ensure the security of South Ossetia," the president said. SPIEF, a major global ...
The task of the EUMM is to monitor the administrative line between Georgia and the separatist Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Following the five-day Russian-Georgian war in August 2008, Tbilisi has maintained these two regions are ...


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