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Georgian Activists Warned Not To Patrol Contact Lines With Breakaway Regions.

Georgia's Interior Ministry has urged an activist group not to patrol the "contact lines" separating government-held territory from land controlled by Russia-backed separatists in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukraine's Migration Service Says Saakashvili Stripped Of Citizenship.

kraine's migration agency says Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who later served as governor of Ukraine's Odesa region, has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili.

Ukraine's president has rescinded the citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who moved to Ukraine to become leader of one of its most corruption-plagued regions and later resigned.

- FOX News - US

Media: Poroshenko suspends Saakashvili's Ukrainian citizenship .

Several Ukrainian media reported on July 26 that President Petro Poroshenko had suspended ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's Ukrainian citizenship. The State Migration Service indirectly confirmed it, saying on its website that the Commission on Citizenship had reviewed Saakashvili's citizenship and had come to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Georgia not to extradite ex-mayor of Kyiv Chernovetsky to Ukraine.

TBILISI. July 26– The Georgian Prosecutor's Office has not received a request to detain and extradite former Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetsky charged with misuse of his official position in Ukraine, the Georgian Prosecutor General's Office said on July 26. “If there is a request for detention and extradition of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Does Georgia's Ex-President Risk Extradition From Ukraine?.

In the run-up to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's recent state visit to Georgia, there was a flurry of speculation about whether Mikheil Saakashvili might be extradited from Ukraine to face trial in Tbilisi on charges stemming from his 10 years as Georgia's president.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Azerbaijan, Georgia to hold consultations on border delimitation.

Next consultations on delimitation of the state border between Azerbaijan and Georgia will be held in autumn in Tbilisi, a diplomatic source told Trend on July 25.

- AzerNews - AZ

Georgian Women March Against Misogyny and Racism · Global Voices.

Giorgi Lomsadze for Eurasianet. Used with permission. An ethnically diverse historic neighborhood in Tbilisi has become the battlefield for an ongoing cultural war in Georgia over minorities' rights, with two demonstrations – one by ultranationalists, the second against them —  … Continue reading → The post ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Border Games: Russia’s Creeping Occupation.

The borders between Georgia and the disputed territory of South Ossetia are blurry. Georgians say the Russian military is using signs, fences and guard stations to take pieces of Georgian land, yard by yard.

- International NY Times - US

Georgian Women March against Misogyny and Racism.

Photographer: Giorgi Lomsadze An ethnically diverse historic neighborhood in Tbilisi has become the battlefield for an ongoing cultural war in Georgia over minorities' rights, with two demonstrations – one by ultranationalists, the second against them -- pounding the pavement of the district's central Aghmashenebeli ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Israeli missing in Georgia.

18-year-old Israeli missing after entering a river in Tbilisi. ZAKA volunteers helping in search efforts.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

The Coin Catchers Of Igoeti

People use magnetic sticks to collect coins tossed by motorists passing through the village of Igoeti, 40 kilometers northwest of Tbilisi. Each type of coin, they say, makes a distinctive sound when it hits the road.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Opposition To Xenophobic March Earns Georgian Activist Threats, Show Of Support

All Tatia Dolidze wanted to do was show that she and fellow Georgians were not in step with the xenophobic views on parade at an anti-immigration march supported by ultraconservatives and nationalists in Tbilisi.

- Radio Free Europe - US

First train on BTK route goes across Turkish section

The first test train on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars route left Turkey for Georgia.

- AzerNews - AZ

Poroshenko hopes to intensify cooperation with Georgia on oil deliveries via 'Silk Road'

Ukraine and Georgia should intensify cooperation in setting up the deliveries of energy carriers from the Caspian region via the routes of the Chinese infrastructure project, Silk Road, according to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko who spoke at an investment forum in Batumi Wednesday.

- UNIAN - UA

Associated Press: Ukraine, Georgia denounce Russian-backed separatists

Ukraine’s leader says Ukraine and Georgia will coordinate their efforts to reclaim areas captured by Russian-backed separatists. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was speaking Wednesday during his visit to Georgia, which fought a brief war with Russia in 2008. Two Georgian regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Georgia Today: Georgian, Ukrainian presidents visit occupation line

Within the framework of the official visit to Georgia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, accompanied by his Georgian counterpart, Giorgi Margvelashvili, visited the occupation line that divides occupied South Ossetia from the rest of Georgia. At the occupation line village Odzisi the Head of the Analytical Department of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko Visits Boundary 'Abyss' Between Georgia And South Ossetia

On a visit to Georgia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the line between Russia-backed separatists in South Ossetia and Georgian government-held territory as an "abyss" between the past and the future.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Javid Gurbanov: Cargo transportation via BTK railway to increase to 500,000 containers

In the framework of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project was signed an agreement to establish a logistics center.

- AzerNews - AZ

Poroshenko says Ukraine intends to rank 70th in Doing Business 2018 rating

Ukrainian authorities intend to rank 70th in the World Bank Doing Business 2018 rating, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has stated. “We ranked 153rd in the Doing Business ranking three years ago among about 190 countries, and this year we plan to be 70th,” the president said during the Ukrainian-Georgian ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko doesn't think ex-Georgian officials invited to Ukraine hurt Ukrainian-Georgian ties

TBILISI - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he does not believe that the former high-ranking Georgian officials from the government led by ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili, who were invited to Ukraine, hindered the development of bilateral relations with Georgia. “No, absolutely not, we invited those people to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Georgian defense minister supports NATO policies on Russia

TBILISI - It is important that NATO pursue a deterrence policy in response to Russia's actions, Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria said. “The main thing in these deterrence policies is maximum strengthening of the defense potential of the NATO countries and its partner countries by strengthening the composition of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Poroshenko says Georgia never asked Ukraine to extradite Saakashvili

The Georgian government did not demand that Ukraine extradite Mikheil Saakashvili, the former head of Odesa regional state administration and ex-president of Georgia. Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko said that at a briefing in Tbilisi, Georgia. The post 112.ua: Poroshenko says Georgia never asked Ukraine to extradite ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Georgia, Ukraine agree to cooperate on efforts to join EU

The presidents of Georgia and Ukraine have agreed to coordinate their efforts toward integration into the European Union. Giorgi Margvelashvili and Petro Poroshenko announced the move in a declaration of strategic partnership in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, on July 18. The post RFE/RL: Georgia, Ukraine agree to cooperate on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Georgian volunteers in Ukrainian army defending Georgia's sovereignty

Georgia and Ukraine may rely on each other when the matter concerns external threats, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. A lot of Georgian volunteers came to Ukraine in 2014 to join the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in Tbilisi. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Giorgi Kvirikashvili says Georgia ready to assume obligations of NATO member

Tbilisi shares values of the North Atlantic Alliance, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said in Tbilisi on July 18. “Georgia fully adheres to the NATO values and is ready to take the responsibility and obligations of alliance members upon itself,” Kvirikashvili said at the annual meeting of heads of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Presidents of Ukraine and Georgia holding tete-a-tete talks

Presidents of Ukraine and Georgia, Petro Poroshenko and Giorgi Margvelashvili, are holding tete-a-tete talks in Tbilisi. “The presidents of Ukraine and Georgia are holding tete-a-tete talks,” Sviatoslav Tseholko, spokesman for the Ukrainian president, wrote on Twitter. Poroshenko arrived with a state visit to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Georgians March against Muslim Immigrants

Photographer: Giorgi Lomsadze Carrying crosses, icons and flags, hundreds of Georgians marched through an increasingly Middle Eastern retail district in downtown Tbilisi on July 14 to call for an end to Muslim immigration. Police, journalists and bystanders urged bewildered Arabs and Iranians to get off the street as a ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Trump on Georgia's Territorial Integrity: Not Much Interested?

They talked election meddling and Syria. And, in some way, cyber-security. But, as far as is known, during their two-hour-plus, July 7 get-together in Hamburg, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not broach last week's 700-meter incursion by Russian-backed, South Ossetian separatists into ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Azerbaijan Should Free Abducted Journalist

Expand Afgan Mukhtarli. © Meydan TV A month ago, Azerbaijani journalist and political activist Afgan Mukhtarli vanished from the center of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, a few blocks from his family's apartment. Mukhtarli had been living in exile – several hundred kilometers from Azerbaijan – since 2015. That evening he ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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