Georgia braces for court hearing, which will decide on the matter of Saakashvili’s “life and death”

Political forces in Georgia are bracing for a court hearing scheduled for Friday, which should review the issue of releasing Mikheil Saakashvili or postponing his sentence. The trial was scheduled at the request of his lawyers, who claim that the health condition of the ex-president is critical and if not transferred abroad for treatment, his life may be in danger. Mikheil Saakashvili released a hand-written [...]

24 y/o volunteer from Abkhazia, who was fighting on the Russian side, killed in Donbas of Ukraine

Body of Artur Kirkinadze, an Abkhazian volunteer who died in Donbas, brought to Sukhumi. September 12. (Photo by Sokhumi regime emergency service). The body of 24-year-old Beslan Tapagua was brought Wednesday from Krasnodar to Sokhumi [...]

Georgia braces for court hearing, which will decide on the matter of #Saakashvili’s “life and death”. #Tbilisi #Georgia

Beslan Tapagua is the 4th Abkhaz who has been confirmed to have died during the war on the side of the Russians in Ukraine. #StopRussianAggression #abkhazia

Embassy in Kyiv, volunteers confirm the death of 5 Georgian fighters at #Bakhmut. #StopRussianAggression

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Pashinyan, Aliyev to sign peace deal in Tbilisi: Armenian media

( A peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan will be signed in Tbilisi by the end of November or the beginning of December, and preparatory work in this regard is already actively underway in Georgia, [...]

Three opposition parties unite to oust Georgian Dream, get EU candidate status

Giorgi Vashadze (from left), Elene Khoshtaria and Zurab Japaridze (Facebook). Three opposition political parties in Georgia - Strategy Agmashenebeli, Girchi - More Freedom and Droa – establish “a pro-European coalition”, the goal of which is [...]

Police arrest nine in connection to Vake Park tragedy that killed 13-year-old girl

Lasha Purtskhvanidze, director of Greenservice+, escorted by the police after arrest (Mtavari Arkhi photo). As part of the investigation into the causes of the Tbilisi Vake Park tragedy, the police have arrested nine people, including [...]

Russian military start getting grip on border with Georgia to prevent conscripts’ exodus

Telegram channel SHOT On the border with Georgia, which has becomes a point of exodus for those Russian men who want to avoid conscription, Russia opens a military commissariat presence. According to the eyewitnesses from [...]

FSB fears breaching border with Georgia by crowd fleeing mobilization, sends armored vehicle, troops

The war mobilization announced by Vladimir Putin has worsened the situation on the Russian-Georgian border to such an extent that the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), which is responsible for border control, [...]

Georgian tourism industry booming, revenues reach record high

( Revenues from international visitors are at a record high this year in Georgia. According to the information published by the National Bank of Georgia, the country received $476 million in income from international visitors [...]

Ukrainians rout Russian troops redeployed from Abkhazia: military expert

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Ukrainian army has severely defeated the Russian unit stationed in the breakaway Abkhazia on the Kryvyi Rih front, which suffered such significant losses that the leadership was forced to withdraw it from the [...]

Credit Suisse stopped responding even to letters: Bidzina Ivanishvili’s lawyers

The Swiss bank Credit Suisse continues to restrict Bidzina Ivanishvili's access to his banking resources “as a matter of principle”, and "for quite a long time" they do not even respond to the letters and [...]

Russia suggests including assassin imprisoned in Germany in proposed prisoner exchange with U.S.

Vadim Krasikov. TBILISI, DFWatch--In prisoner exchange talks with the United States, Moscow has offered to include a hitman affiliated with Russian intelligence, who is serving a life sentence in Germany for the elimination of Chechen [...]

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From Ambassador notes: Tedo Japaridze’s interview with Zuhdi Janbek, a Jordanian general with the Circassian origin

Zuhdi Janbek is a prominent Jordanian statesman, politician and public figure. He held different high-level positions in the Jordanian hierarchy throughout his outstanding career, among them the post of the President of Circassian Charity Association [...]

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PACE to discuss dismissing its president in October

PACE President Pedro Agramunt. (Council of Europe.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will discuss a proposal to dismiss its chairperson in early October after a motion was tabled on Friday. The motion to dismiss PACE President Pedro Agramunt was backed by 158 out of the 636 member […]


New survey points to increasingly positive attitudes in Georgia toward minorities, LGBT+ individuals

(DFWatch) TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgians are increasingly positive about minorities, including LGBT+ people, according to the new survey commissioned by The Council of Europe Office in Georgia, which covers a period between 2018 and 2021. [...]

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408, 2022

Civic groups in Georgia campaign to help Ukrainian refugees left out in the street

( Georgian civic groups and activists have launched a fundraising campaign to provide temporary housing for Ukrainian refugees who were left out in the street after the end of state [...]

1908, 2021

Georgian NGOs express concern over oil spill off Russia’s Black Sea coast

(Photo: Instagram / _svetlana__radionova_) TBILISI, DFWatch--Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform, a coalition of more than 200 non-governmental organizations, expresses concern over an oil spill off Russia’s Black [...]

1408, 2020

Georgian NGOs condemn Belarusian elections, violence against peaceful demonstrations

A coalition which unites over 180 Georgian NGOs harshly criticizes violence of Belarusian authorities against peaceful citizens in the wake of presidential elections held on August 9, and urges Georgian [...]

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