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Russia’s FM Lavrov to visit Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov. (Kremlin.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia next week to open a new Russian embassy and meet with the local leadership. Lavrov’s working visit will start April 18 with the official opening of a new Russian embassy […]

Putin ratifies agreement to join military forces with breakaway Abkhazia

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Kremlin.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified an agreement to join the military forces of Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia, with the Russian armed forces. The combined forces agreement signed on November 21, 2015 establishes a joint […]

South Ossetia signs treaty on ‘alliance and integration’ with Russia

By | March 18th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Leonid Tibilov (left) and Vladimir Putin. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of South Ossetia, a breakaway region of Georgia, was in Moscow on Wednesday and signed a new treaty on alliance and integration with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Georgia, EU, NATO and the United States protested against […]

South Ossetia to sign treaty with Russia on Feb 18

By | February 15th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Davit Sanakoyev. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian breakaway region South Ossetia plans to sign a ‘treaty of alliance and integration’ with Russia on February 18. This follows the signing of a similar treaty between the de facto government of the other breakaway region Abkhazia […]

Georgian parliament rejects sanctions against Russia

By | December 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A proposal in the Georgian parliament to introduce sanctions against Russia has failed to achieve enough votes. Only 36 MPs backed the proposal on Thursday, which was put forth by deputies from the National Movement, the party of former […]

Tbilisi considers Russia’s new Abkhazia treaty a form of annexation

By | November 26th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said the new treaty makes Abkhazia a part of Russia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The signing of a new treaty between Abkhazia and Russia has caused outrage in Tbilisi. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said he considers what has happened annexation. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili went as far as saying that […]

Georgian PM claims Russia plans annexation of territories

By | November 18th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian prime minister claims Russia is preparing to annex two Georgian breakaway regions. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said this while meeting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday. One of the topics discussed was the […]

Georgian PM to attend security council meeting

By | October 28th, 2014|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , , |

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian prime minister unexpectedly announced that he will attend a meeting today of the National Security Council, which was called by the president to respond to a proposed new pact between Russia and breakaway Abkhazia. Despite […]

Georgia’s Russia-envoy does not plan to cancel Prague meeting

By | October 16th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Zurab Abashidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s envoy for talks with Russia says he will meet his Russian counterpart in Prague on Thursday, despite criticism from his coalition fellow party members. But Zurab Abashidze says he will inevitably touch a very contentious issue during […]

Georgian diplomats clash over proposed Russia-Abkhazia pact

By | October 15th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Tedo Japaridze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A proposed new comprehensive agreement between Russia and Abkhazia has triggered a quarrel between two veterans of the Georgian diplomacy who both belong to the ruling Georgian Dream coalition. The text of the draft proposes ‘a common space […]