All articles tagged "Abkhazia"

Georgia appeals to West over Russian bases Georgia appeals to West over Russian bases

6 Mar, 03:46 PM 3 comments

Georgia's defence minister appealed to the West to halt what he said was a continuing Russian military buildup in two breakaway Georgian regions, adding that a fresh Russian attack "cannot be ruled out."

Tags: Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, military bases

Russia signs agreement to station military bases in Abkhazia Russia signs agreement to station military bases in Abkhazia

10 Mar, 01:45 PM 7 comments

The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has signed an agreement with Moscow allowing Russia to keep its military bases in the region for 49 years.

Tags: Abkhazia, Georgia, military bases

Russia allocates $226m in aid to breakaway Georgian regions Russia allocates $226m in aid to breakaway Georgian regions

17 Mar, 05:45 PM 4 comments

Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to allocate $226 million of aid to two rebel regions of Georgia, wrecked in fights for independence.

Tags: South Ossetia, war in Ossetia, Georgia, Abkhazia

Russia confirms support of Abkhazia’s and Ossetia’s independence Russia confirms support of Abkhazia’s and Ossetia’s independence

20 Mar, 10:29 PM 2 comments

Russia has confirmed its support of Georgia’s breakaway provinces bid for independence.

Tags: Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Georgia, war in Ossetia

NATO commander points to "uncertain" Russia relations NATO commander points to "uncertain" Russia relations

25 Mar, 10:27 PM 18 comments

US relations with Russia have entered a period of "uncertainty" as Moscow appears determined to sow discord within Europe and undermine US influence, NATO's top commander John Craddock warned.

Tags: NATO, Russia, John Craddock, Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Georgia

Russia to protect S. Ossetia, Abkhazia borders from Georgia Russia to protect S. Ossetia, Abkhazia borders from Georgia

30 Apr, 10:49 PM 6 comments

Russia will sign an agreement with two Georgia's breakaway republics, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, to help them protect their borders against a feared new Georgian attack. Russia suspects Tbilisi may be planning to launch an offense after a NATO exercise next month.

Tags: NATO, Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia

NATO denounces Russian border deal with Ossetia and Abkhazia NATO denounces Russian border deal with Ossetia and Abkhazia

30 Apr, 05:06 PM 4 comments

NATO has dismissed the border protection agreement that Russia signed with Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as contravening peace deals brokered by the European Union.

Tags: South Ossetia, Abkhazia, NATO, Georgia

Georgia says Russia keeps "thousands" extra troops in its breakaway regions Georgia says Russia keeps "thousands" extra troops in its breakaway regions

5 May, 10:34 PM 11 comments

Georgia has lashed out at Russia for deploying almost twice as many soldiers in the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Ossetia as it previously announced.

Tags: Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia

Russia, South Ossetia quit peace talks with Georgia Russia, South Ossetia quit peace talks with Georgia

19 May, 10:36 PM 1 comment

The Russian and South Ossetian delegations have walked out of peace talks with Georgia aimed at restoring friendly ties ruined by the brief war last autumn, mediators at the talks said.

Tags: Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia

Georgians upset as Benetton plans expansion into independent Abkhazia Georgians upset as Benetton plans expansion into independent Abkhazia

26 May, 12:30 PM 5 comments

Georgia has expressed its concern over plans of the Turkish arm of Italian clothing retailer Benetton to open a shop in breakaway Abkhazia’s capital Sukhumi.

Tags: Georgia, Abkhazia

Russia blackmailed UN on Abkhazia, Georgia says Russia blackmailed UN on Abkhazia, Georgia says

28 May, 12:02 PM 1 comment

The latest United Nations report on Abkhazia has angered Georgia enough to claim that Russia blackmailed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon into regarding the Caucasus state as an independent country.

Tags: Georgia, UN, Abkhazia

UN official denies "Russian blackmail" UN official denies "Russian blackmail"

29 May, 10:49 PM 1 comment

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has rejected Georgia's accusation that he caved in to "Russian blackmail" by changing the wording in his latest report on the Caucasus state of Abkhazia.

Tags: UNO, Georgia, Abkhazia, Russia

Three blasts hit Georgian town near breakaway Abkhazia Three blasts hit Georgian town near breakaway Abkhazia

11 Jun, 12:37 PM 2 comments

Three bomb blasts have hit the Georgian town of Zugdidi, near the border with the breakaway region of Abkhazia, injuring one man and drawing comments from the Georgian authorities about the threat of terrorism.

Tags: Georgia, Abkhazia, terrorism, bombing

Russia against dialogue with Georgia's current regime - President Medvedev Russia against dialogue with Georgia's current regime - President Medvedev

15 Jun, 04:03 PM 5 comments

Friendly dialogue with Georgia will be possible only if the Georgian people elect a new leadership capable of maintaining friendly dialogue with Russia and with close neighbours of the Georgian state - Russia's President Medvedev claims

Tags: Georgia, election, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, dialogue

Russia to decrease number of troops in Georgia's breakaway provinces Russia to decrease number of troops in Georgia's breakaway provinces

17 Jun, 12:01 PM 7 comments

Russia's top general has reportedly said Moscow is scaling back the size of its planned troop deployments in two breakaway Georgian provinces.

Tags: South Ossetia, Abkhazia

Georgian military officer seeks political asylum in Russia - report Georgian military officer seeks political asylum in Russia - report

18 Jun, 05:21 PM 22 comments

A Georgian army officer has asked Russian authorities to grant him political asylum, the refugee himself told a Russian radio audience.

Tags: Georgia, military, asylum, Abkhazia

Attack from breakaway Abkhazia damages Georgian power grid Attack from breakaway Abkhazia damages Georgian power grid

22 Jun, 05:57 PM 6 comments

Gunfire and grenades from the Russian-backed separatist province of Abkhazia have destroyed an electricity pylon in Georgia, Georgian officials said Monday, the attack came a day after roadside blasts killed an ambulance driver accompanying a European Union patrol in the same area.

Tags: Georgia, Russia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, military,

Abkhazia concerned about Georgian spy drones Abkhazia concerned about Georgian spy drones

8 Jul, 03:49 PM 34 comments

Four unmanned aerial vehicles have been spotted over the territory of the breakaway republic of Abkhazia, the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry claims they belong to Georgia and may mean a fresh escalation of the conflict in the volatile Caucasus region

Tags: Abkhazia, Georgia, drones, escalation of conflict

Russian official warns US against participation in Georgia monitoring mission Russian official warns US against participation in Georgia monitoring mission

29 Jul, 02:17 PM 263 comments

A Russian Foreign Ministry official has said that any United States participation in the European Union’s monitoring mission in Georgia would be “extremely harmful,” and increase the likelihood that violence would flare up in the breakaway border regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Tags: Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, US,



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