Latest Russia – South Ossetia relations Stories

2009-05-16 06:11:32

Russian President Dmitry Medevdev admitted Saturday that Russian public hospitals offer substandard care and need to be improved with new investments. Speaking to Russia's Vesti television news channel, Medvedev said his government is targeting regional improvements for the healthcare facilities, RIA Novosti reported. The president said most public hospitals didn't measure up to the best private institutions in the country, adding, We are all aware that treatment in these is far from...

2008-10-01 15:00:02

Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has played down the possibility of a new cold war and advised the next US president to concentrate on the national economy, not on arguments with Russia. At a joint news conference in St Petersburg with visiting Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, parts of which were shown by several Russian TV channels on 1 October, Medvedev also described the EU as Russia's strategic partner. When asked whether a new cold war was possible, and whether...

2008-09-17 00:00:12

By Mary Dejevsky You probably think that, at least from Moscow's perspective, big bad Russia won its small war with plucky little Georgia. You may even believe - plenty do - that Russia is now licking its chops, as it surveys the possibilities beyond its other borders. You would be wrong. After spending last week in Russia, and meeting not only Vladimir Putin, now prime minister, but President Dmitry Medvedev, and other leading players on the Russian side of this sorry story, I have to...

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 9 September: Political analyst Archil Gegeshidze does not rule out that the Russian side may again refuse to fulfill the agreement that was reached [between the French and Russian presidents on 8 September]. He told Kavkas-Press that despite the fact that the agreement is a serious step forward, talks about the results of the meeting between [Russia's Dmitriy] Medvedev and [France's Nicolas] Sarkozy will be appropriate...

2008-09-08 21:00:08

MOSCOW. Sept 8 (Interfax) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he has agreed with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on a comprehensive withdrawal of the Russian troops from Georgia within a month. "In one month - a complete withdrawal of the Russian Armed Forces from the Georgian territory excluding [South] Ossetia and Abkhazia," will take place, Sarkozy told a press conference after the talks. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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. Sarkozy said the pullout would be accomplished within a month and that Russia had agreed to withdraw from its positions between the Georgian towns of Poti and Senaki within a week. The RIA Novosti news agency said Sarkozy added that with the withdrawal timetable set, there was no reason not to move forward with next month's talks on relations...

2008-09-01 21:00:30

TSKHINVALI, Sept 1 (Interfax) - South Ossetia plans to sign an agreement on military cooperation with Russia in the near future, South Ossetia President Eduard Kokoity said. "I think all intergovernmental agreements will be signed shortly," Kokoity told Russian journalists on Monday, in answer to an Interfax question about the date of signing a military agreement. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-31 21:00:02

SOCHI. Aug 31 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has formulated the five principles on which Russia's foreign policy will be based. "In implementing Russia's foreign policy I will rely on five positions," he said in an interview with three Russian TV channels in Sochi where he arrived for several meetings, including international ones. First of all, Russia recognizes the supremacy of fundamental principles of international law, which define relations between civilized nations,...

2008-08-31 12:00:02

Text of report by state-controlled Russian Channel One TV on 31 August [Presenter] The world must be multi-polar, the Russian president said today. Medvedev arrived in Sochi to hold several international meetings and gave a long interview to journalists from Russia's three major television channels. The president said that, in foreign policy, he will continue to rely on several basic principles. They are the following: Russia accepts the supremacy of the fundamental principles of...

2008-08-29 21:00:14

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said it believes that the G7 statement condemning Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia justifies Georgia's aggression. "The step is biased and aimed at justifying Georgia's aggressive actions," says a Friday commentary of the ministry's information and press department. The ministry said it believes that the G7 statement groundlessly speaks of Russia undermining the territorial integrity of Georgia. It ignores the...

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