Tag: Georgia

Russia deploys s-300’s to Abkhazia

Russia disclosed yesterday it had deployed advanced air-defense technology to one of the territories that has broken off from Georgia, the Associated Press reported (see GSN, July 30).

Tbilisi’s arms struggle

During a visit to Paris June 7-8, the Georgian president Mikhail Saakachvili presented several requests for military materiel. Paris is currently negotiating the sale of four Mistral class amphibious assault vessels and is therefore less well disposed to sell arms to Georgia…

Police clashed with protesters during Tbilisi parade

Several policemen and protesters have been injured in a clash on Thursday as hundreds of Georgian opposition activists tried to cross a railway line to break up the police parade of about 4,000 officers, attended by President Mikhail Saakashvili, media reported.

GEORGIA: TBILISI BUSTS ENRICHED URANIUM SMUGGLERS

Eurasianet The Georgian government is charging an undisclosed number of individuals with criminal conduct in connection with a thwarted attempt to sell highly enriched uranium on the black market in Tbilisi.

Georgia Prevented Illicit HEU Sale, President Says

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said yesterday authorities in his nation last month seized weapon-grade uranium intended to be traded through the black market, the London Guardian reported (see GSN, Feb. 27, 2009).

Georgian Police Briefly Arrest Opposition Leader

UPDATE: Opposition political rally is scheduled for tomorrow, April 9, 2010 in downtown Tbilisi. TBILISI — Georgian police briefly arrested opposition leader Aleksandr Shalamberidze in Tbilisi today, RFE/RL’s Georgian Service reports.

U.S. To Boost Georgian, Baltic Militaries For Afghan Campaign

WASHINGTON (RFE/RL) — The Pentagon has announced that it will fund programs in Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, and Hungary to help build those countries’ military capabilities for the U.S.-led campaign in Afghanistan.

European police arrest 60 Georgian mafia suspects

On Monday, Spanish court officials reported the arrest of over 60 members of an international group of organised crime. According to the information, the 60 members were nabbed throughout the weekend and on Monday in a jointly conducted European operation, baptised…

Abkhazia signs deal with Kremlin on Russian base on its soil

The presidents of Abkhazia and Russia signed a deal on Wednesday allowing a Russian military base in the former Georgian republic for 50 years, despite fierce criticism from Tbilisi and Western nations.

Bosnia and Georgia pose threat to EU security, US intelligence chief says

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Potential instability in Bosnia and violence in South Caucasus will pose the main threats to EU security in 2010, the US’ intelligence chief has said, while depicting the EU’s largest neighbour, Russia, as stuck in a…