Monthly Archives: July 2022

Russia plans to restore Sukhumi airport and resume flights to occupied Abkhazia

By | July 15th, 2022|Categories: Conflict news|Tags: , , , |

Russia plans to restore air traffic with breakaway Abkhazia, and pledges to assist Sokhumi regime to rehabilitate Babushara airport, which, according to de facto president Aslan Bzhania, will be completed in 2024. On Thursday in Sukhumi, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov met with the regime's Vice PM Christina Ozgan, where they discussed the details of the [...]

“Just like in Russia” – opposition TV director says there total illegal surveillance of journalists in Georgia

By | July 14th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Acting director general of Georgia’s biggest opposition TV channel Mtavari Arkhi states that there is total illegal surveillance of journalists in the country “just like in Russia”. As proof of this, he cites an audio recording that was broadcast on Wednesday on a pro-government TV channel. Giorgi Gabunia, Mtavari Arkhi news anchor who replaced Nika Gvaramia [...]

The Three Amigos and Dr. Doom can’t run Georgia’s foreign policy

By | July 13th, 2022|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |

Democracy is about transparency, and it is essential every now and then to call a spade a spade and say in public what is being discussed in private. That is especially the case when national interests are at stake. When three Georgian Dream MPs (Honourable Khundadze, Subari, Kavelashvili), turned recently and instantly into independent legislators, bonded [...]

We do not take decisions at the behest of Ivanishvili: PM Garibashvili

By | July 12th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili publishes an extensive statement, where he responds to the "campaign of internal and external political opponents". In a letter full of praise for billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, the PM claims that the government hasn’t taken any operational or key decisions at his behest. "If anyone thinks that we did not impose sanctions (on [...]

A field of natural gas discovered near Tbilisi

By | July 11th, 2022|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

A natural gas field with a volume of 16 billion cubic meters has been discovered near Tbilisi, said Giorgi Tatishvili, the head of the State Oil and Gas Agency, speaking to BMG. "To imagine, this is equal to the consumption of Georgia for 8 years," Tatishvili said. This gas reserve was discovered by the French oilfield [...]