Latest Poti Stories

2008-09-09 00:00:09

By Anne Penketh Russia has agreed to withdraw its troops from Georgia proper within a month as long as 200 European Union monitors are in place by 1 October.

2008-09-08 15:00:03

French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Monday that Russian troops would soon exit Georgia but would remain in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

2008-09-05 21:00:08

TBILISI. Sept 5 (Interfax) - The U.S. military command ship Mount Whitney is due to enter the territorial waters of Georgian on Friday. The U.S. ship is due to arrive at the Poti port, a source in the Georgian defense and security structures told Interfax.

2008-09-05 12:00:02

A U.S. Navy flagship has arrived in the Georgian port city of Poti despite fears that a U.S. presence could prove problematic, a Navy official confirmed. The Times of London said Friday that while a similar port call by U.S.

2008-08-31 09:00:19

Excerpt from report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 31 August: Seven hundred hectares of forest has burnt in the Borjomi-Kharagauli [Nature Preserve] in fires that have been raging for the past 18 days. The fire is the result of incendiary bombs dropped by Russian forces.

2008-08-31 09:00:19

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 31 August: Russian aggressors have released 48 tonnes of petroleum products into the Black Sea, severely contaminating coastal waters, Georgian Environment and Natural Resources Protection Minister Irakli Ghvaladze said today in Poti.

2008-08-28 09:00:34

By JIM HEINTZ By Jim Heintz The Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia Western leaders warned Russia on Wednesday to "change course," hoping to keep a conflict that threatens a key nuclear pact - and could even raise U.S. chicken prices - from blossoming into a new Cold War.

2008-08-27 06:00:10

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tbilisi, 27 August: The US warship Dallas loaded with [humanitarian] cargo for internally displaced persons [IDPs] from the Tskhinvali Region entered the Batumi port on Wednesday morning [27 August].

2008-08-27 06:00:10

By From news reports President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia, defying pressure from the West, announced Tuesday that Moscow had decided to recognize two rebel regions of Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as independent states.

2008-08-25 09:00:42

By Shaun Walker THE UNITED States military came within 60 miles of the Russian army in Georgia yesterday as an American warship arrived in the Black Sea port of Batumi to deliver humanitarian aid to the embattled Caucasus country.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.