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2008-10-13 09:00:41

Breakaway Abkhazia may demand striking a fresh balance with Georgia in terms of the distribution of the energy generated by the Inguri hydro-electric power plant, a Georgian newspaper has said. According to the current agreement, some 60 per cent of the energy is utilized by Georgia and the remaining 40 per cent by Abkhazia. Energy expert Davit Ebralidze notes that Russia's recognition of Abkhazia has increased the region's "appetite" and that if Abkhazia indeed demands a larger share of...

2008-10-12 21:00:23

SUKHUMI. Oct 12 (Interfax) - The Abkhaz president's father Vasily Bagapsh died early on Sunday at the age of 90, the Abkhaz president's staff told Interfax. Vasily Bagapsh will be buried in his native village Dzhgerda in Abkhazia's Ochamchira district. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-12 09:00:18

Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 12 October Georgian sappers have found five antitank mines, a large number of submachine-gun cartridges, and a hand grenade in [the village of] Urta [adjacent to breakaway Abkhazia] left behind by Russian aggressors. It is not known yet whether the ammunition will be destroyed on the spot or the mines will be taken elsewhere. This is the second case at the Urta base for the last few days. A combat ready antitank mine and two shells...

2008-10-09 21:00:32

TBILISI. Oct 9 (Interfax) - Georgia resumed the import of electricity from Russia via the LEP-220 Salkhino power supply line running through Abkhazia under the existing power exchange deal between the Russian and Georgian generating systems. At present, Georgia is importing 1 million kilowatt-hours per day. "Simultaneously, it continues to export electricity to Russia along the LEP-500 Kavkasioni power line to the amount of 3.5 million of kilowatt-hours per day," a spokesman for Georgia's...

2008-10-09 06:00:30

Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 9 October Mine-clearing works began today in villages where the [Russian] occupiers had been stationed until yesterday. Displaced local residents are advised to refrain from returning home until the entire territory of Gori and Kareli [districts, around South Ossetia] is checked. The mine-clearing works are expected to take three days. Persons displaced by Russia's aggression will be able to leave temporary housing shelters and return to their...

2008-10-08 12:00:11

Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 8 October [Presenter] The EU monitors have officially confirmed that Russian military forces are withdrawing [from areas adjacent to Abkhazia and South Ossetia]. The monitoring mission will now launch talks with the separatists on allowing the monitors into Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. The mission has already sent information on the Russian occupation forces' withdrawal to Brussels, where a special report is being prepared. [Hansjorg Haber, head...

2008-10-08 06:00:13

By From news reports Russia will pull back Wednesday from the southern edge of a buffer zone inside Georgia adjacent to South Ossetia, a senior Russian officer said, ahead of a deadline Friday. Russia has until Friday to withdraw its troops from so-called security zones inside Georgia proper - adjacent to South Ossetia and a second breakaway region, Abkhazia - under a cease-fire deal brokered by France following a brief war in Georgia in August. "Tomorrow in the first half of the day the...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

Russian troops begin dismantling posts in Georgia MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Russian troops started dismantling posts in the buffer zone around South Ossetia and Abkhazia to meet the Friday deadline for their withdrawal from Georgia's territory, the Itar-Tass news agency reported on Sunday. "Indeed, we started withdrawing material property and dismantling defense barriers at peacekeeping observer posts, put up on the southern border in the security zone, adjoining South Ossetia,"...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

By Sophiko Megrilidze Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia -- Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said. The moves came as Russia faced a Friday deadline for pulling back its troops under terms of a deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on behalf of the European Union. Hundreds of EU observers began monitoring Russia's...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

By SOPHIKO MEGRILIDZE By Sophiko Megrilidze The Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia Russian troops on Sunday began dismantling positions in the so- called security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's war, Georgian and EU officials said, a sign Russia will fulfill its pledged pullback. Moscow faces a Friday deadline for pulling back its troops under the terms of a deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on behalf of the European Union. Hundreds of...


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