As a result of sabotage Russia received the opposite result – Georgia reconstructed its energy system and practically stopped being dependent on supplies from the Russian Federation, stated former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili.
Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili compared the explosion on the gas pipeline in Poltava oblast with the events in Georgia in 2005. He writes about this on his Facebook page. Continue reading →
01:31 Russian Federation is to Simplify the Rules for Obtaining Russian Citizenship for People in Crimea
Russian MPs arrived in Crimea. They announced that the Russian Federation is considering the simplification of rules for obtaining Russian citizenship for people in Crimea, especially if Ukrainian opposition does not follow the agreements signed with President Yanukovych. They also noted that Russian Federation will quickly respond if there will be calls from Crimean people to make Crimea a part of Russian Federation. The source compares this situation to the similar one that occurred in 2000 when Russian Federation simplified citizenship procedures for citizens of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This later was used during the armed conflict between Georgia and Russian Federation as a justification for an armed invasion of the Russian army in Georgia.
Unter den vielen farbigen Zelten der Protestler fällt eins auf. Es trägt die georgische Fahne auf dem hohen Mast. Unsere Interesse an der Fahne erkannt, laden uns die Männer in Camouflage-Anzügen sofort ein.
“Gamardjoba” grüssen wir auf georgisch. Im Inneren befinden sich etwa zehn Männer, aber insgesamt gibt es momentan 28 Georgier, die den Euromaidan in Kiew fortwährend unterstützen. Einige leben in der Ukraine, aber noch mehr sind aus Georgien gekommen, wie ein Mann mittleren Alters, der aus der georgischen Stadt Senaghe am 27. Januar kam. “Ich wollte Euromaidan sehen wie er ist”, – sagt er. Continue reading →
Among the many colorful tents of the protesters at Maidan, one stands out. It bears the Georgian flag on a high staff. Upon recognising our interest in the flag, men in camouflage suits immediately invite us in.
“Gamardjoba,” we greet them in Georgian. Inside are around ten men, but in total there are 28 Georgians constantly supporting Euromaidan in Kyiv at the moment. Some live in Ukraine, but even more have come from Georgia, such as a man of middle age that came from the Georgian city of Senaghe on January 27. “I wanted to see Euromaidan as it is,” – he says.
Other Georgians have been here from the very beginning. “We remember the support that Ukraine gave Georgia back in 2008,” – they explain. “We are here for Ukraine and will not go away until we have won,” – a man of approximately 30 years tells me, passing some walnuts that have been roasting on the furnace that keeps the protesters warm inside the tent. Continue reading →