Russian journalist asks Georgia for asylum

By | January 5th, 2020|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , , |

Yuri Izotov. ( TBILISI, DFWatch--Russian dissident and investigative journalist Yuri Izotov has applied to Georgian authorities for asylum. According to the Ukrainian news website,, he said that fears persecution by Russia for his journalistic activities. “[Russian authorities] carried out investigative check for my posts on social networks where I revealed the data of [...]

Saakashvili supporters in Georgia demand his release from Kiev prison

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Brief|Tags: , , , , |

Nika Melia, the head of UNM ruling body, surrounded by party members, reads the address at Saturday briefing. Georgia’s former ruling party expresses solidarity against the “political persecution” of its leader, Mikheil Saakashvili, who is under arrest in Kiev, Ukraine. […]

Former president of Georgia stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Mikheil Saakashvili in November, 2016. TBILISI, DFWatch–Ukraine has stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his citizenship, shortly after a visit to Georgia by Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. A Ukrainian member of parliament first reported it on Facebook, and the information […]

Saakashvili ally Khatia Dekanoidze resigns in Ukraine

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Ukraine’s National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze who was in charge of police reform in the country stepped down on Monday just in a week after resignation of her compatriot and ally, Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili. […]

Saakashvili believes Ukraine’s Poroshenko won’t extradite him to Georgia

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili, who recently resigned as Odessa governor and is set to lead an opposition party, believes that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko won’t honour Tbilisi’s request to extradite him in the homeland, where he faces criminal charges. […]

Georgian ex-President Saakashvili quits as governor of Odessa

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Saakashvili spoke of the reasons for his resignation at a press conference in Odessa. TBILISI, DFWatch–The exiled former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili announced on Monday that he is leaving as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, a position he has held since May 2015. During a press conference broadcast on his Facebook page, […]

North & East European foreign ministers support visa-free travel for Georgia, Ukraine

By | April 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Photo by MFA of Latvia TBILISI, DFWatch–Foreign ministers of Europe’s northern and eastern countries call on EU member states to go ahead with a plan to allow 90 days visa-free visits for Georgian and Ukrainian citizens. On 21–22 April, a meeting of foreign ministers of Baltic, […]

Romania welcomes Georgia, Ukraine in potential NATO Black Sea fleet

By | April 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mihnea Motoc (MApN) TBILISI, DFWatch–Minister of defense of Romania Mihnea Motoc hopes that during the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw a decision will be made regarding creation of NATO Black Sea fleet with participation of Georgia and Ukraine. […]