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The Government of Georgia plans to launch a set of legislative initiatives for enhancing economic and people-to-people exchanges between residents of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia and the rest of Georgia, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced at the government session today. Peace
"Specifically, that the declaration would be adopted by countries that are participant to the August 12, 2008 ceasefire agreement," Jioev said, adding that with these changes, the U.S. "tried to separate South Ossetia and Abkhazia from [GID] participants." "We told them that we would not even consider ...

Then, the prosecutor general of the Leningor region accused Tamara Mearakishvili of having libelled against a member of the "United Ossetia" party, Spartan Dryaev, in her articles published on the website of "Ekho Kavkaza" (a project of the Radio Liberty covering events in the South Caucasus). She ...
Georgia's parliament has adopted a resolution calling for those committing human rights violations in Abkhazia and South Ossetia to be punished. The resolution orders the cabinet to create a list of people accused or convicted of 'murder, kidnapping, torture and inhumane treatment, and serious damage ... rights
Authorities in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region have sent the body of a Georgian man who died while in the custody of separatist officials back to government-held territory. The body of Archil Tatunashvili was transferred to Tbilisi-controlled territory on March 20. Georgian Interior Ministry ...
A protracted tug of war over the body of a Georgian man who died under mysterious circumstances in a breakaway, Russian-backed region of Georgia is fueling frustration in Tbilisi - as well as efforts to mend ties - with Russia. Moscow has distanced itself from the dispute between Georgia and ...

Olesya Vartanyan, South Caucasus analyst at the International Crisis Group, told Al Jazeera on Monday the incident was another sign of the deteriorating situation in South Ossetia, especially in areas near the divide with Georgia. "Over the last three years, we have been seeing a serious decline in ... genocide
TBILISI, DFWatch-Separatist authorities in control of the South Ossetia region Sunday released two Georgian men who were detained about three weeks ago, but still refused to hand over the body of a third detainee who died in detention. Levan Kutashvili and Ioseb Pavliashvili were detained on ...
"Tatunashvili's relatives should be given his body so that they can bury him. This incident has a negative impact on the Geneva Discussions [on settlement of the Georgian-Ossetian and Georgian-Abkhazian conflicts]," South Ossetia's RES news agency cited Toivo Klaar, Co-chair and designated ...
The United States has called on Russia and Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia to repatriate the body of a Georgian man, Archil Tatunashvili, who died while in the custody of separatist officials. Authorities in the Russia-backed South Ossetia say 35-year-old Tatunashvili died of heart failure on February 22 ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–South Ossetia has imposed strict security measures in Akhalgori, the only part of the breakaway republic inhabited predominantly by ethnic Georgians. Units of the region's riot police have been deployed to the town of Akhalgori and its surroundings. The new development was first ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–South Ossetia's de facto authorities still refuse to hand over the body of a former Georgian soldier who died after what appears to have been physical abuse by prison guards, and has instead repeated allegations that the 2008 war was a 'genocide' against Ossetians. 35 year old Archil ...
Family members of a Georgian man who died in custody in the breakaway region of South Ossetia have blocked the main road connecting Russia and the South Caucasus, demanding the body be returned. The incident, and the opaque way it has been investigated, have provoked widespread ...
The European Union says the death of a Georgian man in the breakaway region of South Ossetia and the detention of two others is a "source of grave concern." Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, said in a statement on February 25 that the EU is ready to ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–A former Georgian military serviceman died Friday morning in South Ossetia after what appears to have been physical abuse by prison guards. Georgia demands an immediate and impartial investigation of the incident and access to the corpse for Georgian forensic experts.
TBILISI, DFWatch–South Ossetia's population is dwindling, and the de facto authorities will have to do something to address the problem, local media report. In 2017, there were born 513 babies in the breakaway region, which has experienced a 20% drop in its birth rate over the last five years. There has ...
We're thinking about it, but haven't exported any yet', the director of the Baghiata mineral water bottling plant, Vadim Bestayev, tells OC Media. Founded in 1957, the state-run bottling plant brings in around ₽4 million ($7,100) to the government's coffers annually. South Ossetia's 2018 budget is ₽7.67 billion ...

An agreement has been reached between Nauru and Georgia's break-away region of South Ossetia to abolish visas for stays of up to 90 days. The Russian news agency RIA said the deal was signed during the recent visit of South Ossetia's foreign minister to Nauru which marked its 50th anniversary of ...
TBILISI -- Georgian authorities say they are working to repatriate the body of a Georgian man who died after being detained by the de facto authorities in the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said after meeting with relatives of Archil Tatunashvili on March 2 that ...
Family members of a Georgian man who died in custody in the breakaway region of South Ossetia have blocked the main road connecting Russia and the South Caucasus, demanding the body be returned. The incident, and the opaque way it has been investigated, have provoked widespread ...
The European Union says the death of a Georgian man in the breakaway region of South Ossetia and the detention of two others is a "source of grave concern." Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, said in a statement on February 25 that the EU is ready to ...
Tbilisi has reacted to news of the death of a Georgian man, Archil Tatunashvili, on February 23, who had been detained in occupied South Ossetia. The Georgian Foreign Ministry (MFA) firstly gave its condolences to Tatunashvili's family and condemned “criminal actions of the occupation regime” that led to ...
Journalist Irina Kelekhsayeva claims that the reason for the this was her article 'How president and investor fell out', looking into what was presented as a disagreement between the President of South Ossetia Anatoli Bibilov and Russian businessman Taymuraz Bolloyev. Kelekhsayeva says that the ...
A scandal is unfolding in South Ossetia around a criminal case involving Georgy Kabisov, a renowned figure in the republic. Kabisov is a former minister of communications and currently a colonel in the Foreign Intelligence Service. He also ran for presidency in South Ossetia back in 2011. He was arrested ...
Such is the case for people living in Tskhinvali, or South Ossetia, a region recognized by the United States and NATO as Georgian territory but a Russian stronghold for the last 30 years. A truce was ostensibly called in 2008, but as the photographer Tako Robakidze discovered, ask any Georgian in the ...
An agreement has been reached between Nauru and Georgia's break-away region of South Ossetia to abolish visas for stays of up to 90 days. The Russian news agency RIA said the deal was signed during the recent visit of South Ossetia's foreign minister to Nauru which marked its 50th anniversary of ...
The document spoke only of Russia and Georgia; neither Abkhazia nor South Ossetia was mentioned. Many experts say this was a demand made by the Russian party, but the subject of the agreement was international control over shipments that came from Russia into these republics. The sides agreed ...
An official investment internet portal – www.investrso.su – has been created in South Ossetia. Its function is to provide foreign investors interested in exploring the South Ossetian economy with all the necessary information they may need. Basic information has already been uploaded to the portal about ...
The foreign ministers of Georgia's breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are in Nauru in the hope it will lobby for their recognition as independent countries. Tuvalu and Vanuatu quit their ties to the two small republics in 2014 and no new country has signed up to recognise the pair since.
The United States has condemned an agreement between Russia and the leaders of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia concerning a joint military force. In a statement issued on January 26, the U.S. State Department said the agreement, which Russia ratified a day earlier, was not a valid treaty.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States condemned Russia's agreement with leaders of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region regarding a joint ... "The United States' position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia is unwavering: The United States fully supports Georgia's territorial integrity within its ...
A member of South Ossetia's ruling party, United Ossetia, has been appointed as chairman of the parliament's legislative issues committee, dashing the opposition's desperate bid to bag at least one post carrying some clout in the parliament. Apart from the ruling party, there are three other parties in the ...
On January 25, the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian legislative body, ratified the military agreement with breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia “on the procedure of inclusion of separate units of the armed forces of the Republic of South Ossetia into the armed forces of the Russian ...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) has condemned the ratification of a military agreement between Russia and South Ossetia by the Russian State Duma. The agreement ensures the entry of South Ossetian armed units into the Russian armed forces, civil.ge reports. “Ratification of this ...
The document says that sending them to the Russian military base in South Ossetia will be on a voluntary basis. Upon concluding such a contract, a citizen must be discharged from military service in the South Ossetian armed forces and his further active duty will be regulated by the Russian legislation.
South Ossetia's government information service said Taimuraz Bitiev was chosen by President Anatoly Bibilov as part of moves to extend international ties. The president said he has instructed his officials to ask Nauru's foreign ministry to accredit Mr Bitiev. South Ossetia's foreign minister Dmitry Medoev ...
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a Kyiv meeting with Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze on Friday, Jan 19, proposed that Tbilisi includes the issues of the Russian occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the mechanism of upgrading sanctions against Russia, the ...
Marik Dudaev, a notorious figure known both in Tskhinval and Tbilisi, has been killed in South Ossetia. During the Georgian-Ossetian conflict in the early 1990s, he acted as 'a popular vigilante' organizing armed resistances in Ossetian villages. He was also allegedly a racketeer, 'covering up' the activities ...
Georgia has sent a protest note to Bosnia and Herzegovina over the visit of the head of the breakaway South Ossetia region to Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska. South Ossetia is a breakaway state from Georgia – financed, defended and effectively controlled by Moscow, while the ...
YEREVAN. – The opening of transport corridors via Abkhazia and South Ossetia is quite realistic, if this has already been voiced at the Prime Minister's level. National Assembly of Armenia “Tsarukyan” Faction MP, economist Vardan Bostanjyan, told the aforesaid to Armenian News-NEWS.am. In his words ...
Dodik held a meeting with Bibilov today, with the Bosnian Serb leader saying he believed South Ossetia had a “completely sovereign right to decide on their destiny,” and that it was “entirely legitimate” for his administration to cooperate with Tskhinvali. Dodik also promised Bibilov a return visit to South ...
“I would rate the decision of Vladimir Putin to participate in the 2018 presidential elections in Russia in third place. More than 90% of the population of South Ossetia are also citizens of Russia, and for us, the issue of who will lead Russia is very important: much hangs in the balance in South Ossetia based ...
Self-proclaimed president of Georgia's breakaway region South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov says he is a “staunch supporter” of South Ossetia's entry into the Russian Federation, adding it is place where South Ossetia belongs. He said that South Ossetia should return to Russia and unite with North Ossetia.
South Ossetia has been blacked out for three days now, after a massive snowfall broke the transmission line carrying electricity from Russia. As they struggle to have the power supply resumed, the South Ossetian authorities have asked the Russian emergency ministry for a helicopter to help them inspect ...
According to Tamaz Bestaev, healthcare minister at the Tbilisi-based Provisional Administration of South Ossetia, as of December 25, there were around 400 residents of the region who used the Georgian state-funded medical service program in 2017. The corresponding figure for 2016 stood at 679, ...
The parliament of the separatist region of South Ossetia voted in its 2018 budget draft on December 19, according to civil.ge. Thus, 86% of the RUB7.67bn ($130.8mn) projected in revenues is to be funded by Russia, as per the new bill. Like Abkhazia, South Ossetia is heavily reliant on Russia for trade, aid ...
On December 18 - the day of the formal campaign launch of the March 18 Russian presidential election - the Moscow-backed Tskhinvali leader Anatoly Bibilov and “the Russian ambassador to South Ossetia” Marat Kulakhmetov convened a meeting with local officials and heads of administrations to ...
Predominantly inhabited by ethnic Georgians, Akhalgori was occupied by South Ossetia following the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, and has been under Tskhinvali's control ever since. Mearakishvili, an ethnic Georgian who stayed on in the province after its occupation, has consistently raised awareness of ...
Residents of South Ossetia have been promised a fantastic New Year's present – a second internet provider, Yug Telekom, which will launch before the end of December. Work on laying the cables for the new provider has already begun in Tskhinval, and an operating license has already been issued.
We're thinking about it, but haven't exported any yet', the director of the Baghiata mineral water bottling plant, Vadim Bestayev, tells OC Media. Founded in 1957, the state-run bottling plant brings in around ₽4 million ($7,100) to the government's coffers annually. South Ossetia's 2018 budget is ₽7.67 billion ...


 

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