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The list of countries that will still line up behind the Kremlin is short and shabby, including Venezuela, South Ossetia and Syria. .... That area and a swath of territory near the Turkish border where rebel forces backed by Turkey ousted the Kurdish YPG militia, which has nominally aligned with the regime, are ...
The Russian incursion into Georgia was a reaction to a Georgian attack on South Ossetia which had been encouraged by Nato. ... in Syria collapsed on the grounds that Britain's security and intelligence services would have been “deeply embarrassed” about their covert support of anti-Assad militias.

The international community must exert pressure on all militias to ensure they came to the table, and pay greater attention to the humanitarian situation in Yemen. In the ensuing ..... Regret was expressed that access had not been granted to Georgia's regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Antigua and ...
The reason why Washington struck Russian contractors working in Syria was that the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – which is mainly comprised of Kurdish YPG militias – had reportedly handed over the control of some areas east of Euphrates River to Deir al-Zor Military ...
The crisis in Ukraine was putting shared values to the test, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office told the Security Council today, while stressing that further dialogue and political will were needed to solve the situation. Delivering the annual briefing to the ...
Violence continued against women and girls, by state and non-state actors, with a reported increase in armed groups publicly executing and lashing ... facto borders with the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia continue to have a negative impact on local residents' economic and social rights.

The ICC is investigating state authorities in Burundi who, together with the armed Imbonerakure militia, have launched a widespread, systematic and ... Atrocities related to an international armed conflict between Georgian and Russian armed forces which also involve South Ossetian forces are the focus of ...
In Africa, it seeks to arm violent Shi'a militias, but may also exploit efforts aimed at curbing the activities of Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, ISIS, and Al Qaeda. It may fund these terrorists in order to weaken countries that may stand in the way of Iran's influence elsewhere. Egypt, for instance, is a prime target, ...
Zurab Abashidze stressed on the recent developments in Georgia's occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) and expressed his ... In particular, Georgian envoy tackled upon the unification of illegal armed groups of the Tskhinvali region into the composition of the Russian Armed ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–Official Tbilisi condemns a decision by Russia to merge the armed forces in the breakaway territory South Ossetia with the Russian army. Russia's State Duma ratified the move on Wednesday. South Ossetian militiamen may now enroll in the Russian military, and many are expected to be ...
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. The agreement on ...
Upon release he left for South Ossetia, where he was soon brought to trial again on charges of extortion. Marik Dudaev was defended by some prominent South Ossetian human rights advocates. He was referred to as 'a victim, a brigand and Robin Hood – all in one'. Now his story has ended. As the 'RES' ...
They are a continuation of George Mason University's collection of analytical articles, Cost of Conflict: Core Dimensions of Georgian–South Ossetian Context, which are available online. Georgians protected us, local Ossetians. And we did not let anyone go there. No one ever came from Orchosani [on the ...
It appeared that the power structures (among them the Special Service) and military forces in South Ossetia had to knuckle under to the proclaimed President of ... According to South Ossetian data, each battalion consisted of 500 men (this structure had been adopted from former USSR service regulations).
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 territories under Russian occupation make up ...
However, while there is evidence demonstrating the presence of sizable regular Russian forces during the battles of Ilovaisk in 2014 and Debaltseve in 2015, most experts agree that the separatist militias are largely made up of locals and Russian volunteers—though this does not exclude the possibility ...
“They have militias in Syria and in Lebanon which they control and they have Iranian military forces in Syria that can be used.” Amos Yadlin, a former Israeli ..... This is the argument that we condemned the Russian for when the essentially invaded South Ossetia and the Crimea. You can't have it both ways.

After a period of heavy fighting followed by protracted negotiations, in September 1993, Abkhaz separatist militias took the capital of Sukhumi. ... Not long after the non-Russian international military presence disappeared from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Moscow established military bases in both regions.
The latter specifically stressed his “close relationship with the Russian 4th Military Base,” which is stationed in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, as well ... Donetsk and Tskhinvali agreed they would send members of their armed groups to each other's May 9 parades, by which Russia annually marks the end ...
Violence continued against women and girls, by state and non-state actors, with a reported increase in armed groups publicly executing and lashing ... facto borders with the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia continue to have a negative impact on local residents' economic and social rights.
In Africa, it seeks to arm violent Shi'a militias, but may also exploit efforts aimed at curbing the activities of Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, ISIS, and Al Qaeda. It may fund these terrorists in order to weaken countries that may stand in the way of Iran's influence elsewhere. Egypt, for instance, is a prime target, ...
Mattis holds up Georgia and Ukraine as examples of Russian “invasions.” Yet it was the US-backed government in Georgia that started the hostilities in August 2008, launching an attack on the breakaway republic of South Ossetia that killed Russian peacekeepers. It's understandable the Pentagon might ...
Zurab Abashidze stressed on the recent developments in Georgia's occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) and expressed his ... In particular, Georgian envoy tackled upon the unification of illegal armed groups of the Tskhinvali region into the composition of the Russian Armed ...
We don't even doubt that President Poroshenko will ratify the law on de-occupation of Donbass. Once he does it, any action by Russia (even demonstrative inaction) will be regarded as a reaction to this law. And this will give Russia a whole kit of instruments for pulling the strings – instruments ranging from ...
This two-week, $2,540 trip was part of a larger Summer Soviet package that would begin in Chernobyl, stop in Moscow (where I'd join up), ramble through the Chechen Republic and then drop into the diplomatically unrecognized Republic of South Ossetia. Come mid-August, the Young Pioneers would be ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–Official Tbilisi condemns a decision by Russia to merge the armed forces in the breakaway territory South Ossetia with the Russian army. Russia's State Duma ratified the move on Wednesday. South Ossetian militiamen may now enroll in the Russian military, and many are expected to be ...
By rolling out the red carpet to the Russia-backed leader of occupied South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik is mixing in ... In 1998, he changed the badge on his sleeve and became the Russian “peacekeeper”, effectively recruiting and training local militias for future conflicts.
By rolling out the red carpet to the Russia-backed leader of occupied South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik is mixing in ... Some 4,500 Russian military, an additional 900 or so Ministry of Security Troops, plus an unspecified number of South Ossetian servicemen, merged ...
"The main threats to Russia's national interests and security in the border area are: the territorial claims of a number of foreign states to Russia; attempts to penetrate the territory of Russia by the members of international terrorist and extremist organizations, [and] members of illegal armed groups; the ...
Accusations include acts of murder and kidnapping of Abkhaz officials while allegedly being a member of the Forest Brothers, an armed group consisting of ... which was initiated “in response to the request of the authorities of the Republic of South Ossetia, the active phase that took place in March 2016.
This could lead to the inglorious escape of the Kremlin-backed armed groups from Lugansk and Donetsk in Ukraine. Second, the economic and ... This, in turn, could deprive Putin of the opportunity to wage “hybrid war” in Abkhazia,Transnistria, South Ossetia, and Eastern Ukraine. It must be admitted ...
When President Trump announced that the US had recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the region prepared for violence. Aside from a few days of sporadic protests, relatively little happened. Most Arab leaders – Saudi Arabia chief among them – took the decision in their stride. The one major ...
They are a continuation of George Mason University's collection of analytical articles, Cost of Conflict: Core Dimensions of Georgian–South Ossetian Context, which are available online. Georgians protected us ... They are afraid of Georgian militia and we are afraid of the Russians. I left many relatives over ...
Last month, at the Halifax Security Forum, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, known for his strong anti-Russia stance, restated his claim that Russia and Belarus' joint strategic exercise Zapad 2017 was a preparation for an offensive against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ...
South Ossetia's armed militias have been under Moscow's patronage since a band of pro-Russian separatists moved to break away from Tbilisi immediately following ... Regular Russian army units and elements of the Kremlin's security services – the FSB – arm and train local volunteers in South Ossetia.
It appeared that the power structures (among them the Special Service) and military forces in South Ossetia had to knuckle under to the proclaimed President of ... According to South Ossetian data, each battalion consisted of 500 men (this structure had been adopted from former USSR service regulations).
They have been guarantors of peace on South Ossetia's soil, which allowed people to have a rest and enjoy peace on their land," he said. In 1991, a military conflict erupted between Georgian forces and ethnic Ossetian militia who wanted to secede from Georgia. The conflict was frozen in 1992 by a ...
In 1991, a military conflict erupted between Georgian forces and ethnic Ossetian militia who wanted to secede from Georgia. The conflict was frozen in 1992 by a Russian-brokered ceasefire, which established Joint Control Commission for Georgian–Ossetian Conflict Resolution (JCC) that deployed joint ...
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 territories under Russian occupation make up ...
"South Ossetian forces over a period of weeks deliberately and systematically destroyed ethnic Georgian villages in South Ossetia that had been administered by the Georgian ... The puppet government of South Ossetia has even integrated much of its militia forces directly into the Russian military. The line ...
The ICC is investigating state authorities in Burundi who, together with the armed Imbonerakure militia, have launched a widespread, systematic and ... Atrocities related to an international armed conflict between Georgian and Russian armed forces which also involve South Ossetian forces are the focus of ...
With the help of these same individuals who orchestrated the actions against Iranian and Syrian citizens, they also put into Iraq nefarious militias that would etch ... Russia's annexation of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and The Crimea have all but been accepted and the estimated 10,000 who have died in the ...
According to the report, some of the members of the militia have criminal backgrounds. A leaked security ... Some Bosnians are already anxious about what could come out of this, having in mind Russia's recent military interventions and what happened in Crimea and South Ossetia as a result. Political ...
Upon release he left for South Ossetia, where he was soon brought to trial again on charges of extortion. Marik Dudaev was defended by some prominent South Ossetian human rights advocates. He was referred to as 'a victim, a brigand and Robin Hood – all in one'. Now his story has ended. As the 'RES' ...
In Georgia, the region of South Ossetia sought to break away from the state in 1991, and the region of Abkhazia did the same in 1992. Both of these wars also ended with the de facto separation of these regions from Georgia, and renewed tensions in South Ossetia were the catalyst for the 2008 war ...
The hierarchy of these so-called South Ossetia power bodies was ... According to South Ossetian data, each battalion consisted of 500 ... The basic armed forces is the militia's special purpose battalion consisting of several companies. ... with small armed groups near the Georgian regions and in the area of ...
... Tamar Mearakishvili, by the de facto South Ossetian authorities. ... to live in South Ossetia and frequently criticizes “the corrupt and repressive ... was released by the militia of Tskhinvali several days ago, there are risks that ...
Nine years have passed since the Russo-Georgian War of August 2008. Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of ...
On August 17, members of the Russian-backed Tskhinvali militias ... the Georgian villages in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia “are now totally ...
Then, in 2008, he led a disastrous war against Russia over control of the breakaway region of South Ossetia. By then, his fight against ...


 

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