Monthly Archives: October 2020

Ten opposition parties unite to exclude ruling Georgian Dream from new coalition

By | October 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Opposition leaders at the signing of agreement at Labor Party office in Tbilisi. ( A day before the general election, ten opposition parties signed an agreement not to form a coalition government with the Georgian Dream, a political party presided by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili which rules the country since 2012. The parties state that current government [...]

The government in Georgia claims the opposition is preparing a revolution

By | October 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Irakli Kobakhidze, secretary of the ruling Georgian Dream party. (Facebook.) Three days ahead of Georgia’s general election, the government is trading barbs with the opposition with each side accusing each other of extreme measures, ranging from election rigging to staging a violent overthrow of the government. Minister of Defense Irakli Garibashvili, who has previously served as [...]

Zugdidi hostage-taker still at large as manhunt continues

By | October 27th, 2020|Categories: News|

Police and forensic experts on Monday searched the house of Esebua's parents near Zugdidi. TBILISI, DFWatch--An ongoing police hunt in Georgia as so far failed to turn up a former soldier suspected of taking dozens of people hostage in a bank in Zugdidi, a town in west Georgia, and escaping with USD 500,000 of ransom money. [...]

18 natives of Georgia’s Javakheti killed in Karabakh war: local media

By | October 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Photos of those fallen in Karabakh are displayed at Surb Khach (The Holy Cross) church in Akhalkalaki. (Jnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch--At least 18 natives of Georgia’s Javakheti region have died in the ongoing Karabakh war, an Akhalkalaki-based news website reports. The list published on includes both volunteers and military personnel. Many natives of Javakheti live in [...]

Saakashvili’s ex-ally accuses him of undermining opposition unity

By | October 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

Gigi Ugulava. Opposition infighting intensifies to new extremes three weeks ahead of general elections as former ally of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili accuses him of violating opposition unity. Gigi Ugulava, the former mayor of Tbilisi and leader of the European Georgia party, says "Saakashvili stabbed opposition unity in the back." In a video address posted on Facebook, [...]

Armenia refuses to attend Russian-led military ODKB drills in Belarus

By | October 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Indestructible Brotherhood-2019 in Tajikistan. (CSTO) Amid full-scale war in Nagorny Karabakh, Armenia refuses to take part in Russian-led military exercises “Indestructible Brotherhood-2020", which will be held in Belarus in mid-October, the Armenian Defense Ministry stated Monday. The exercises are dedicated to carrying out peacekeeping missions. It is scheduled on October 12 to 16 at the Losvido [...]

“Clear disinformation”: Georgia denies allowing Turkish weapons shipments to Azerbaijan

By | October 5th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Lasha Darsalia. ( TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia categorically denies rumors spread on various social networks that weapons are being brought to Azerbaijan through its territory and calls on the Armenian side not to rely on such misinformation and fake news. "We observe that various types of misinformation and fakes are spread in the social space, as if weapons [...]