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2008-09-21 09:00:22

Text of report by state-funded Georgian Public Television Channel 1 on 21 September [Presenter] An especially large amount of unexploded ordnance has been discovered at the Senaki military base [which was occupied by Russian forces during and shortly after the August war]. Mine- clearers removed several thousand bombs from swampland that had formed from artificial lakes. The bombs, which cannot be moved from the place they were found, are now being exploded by a mine- clearing company of...

2008-09-13 09:00:06

Text of statement by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on 13 September In accordance with the agreements reached by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on 8 September, on 13 September Russian peacekeepers withdrew their posts from the Poti-Senaki line and left the territory of Georgia. This was done two days ahead of the deadline established in the Medvedev- Sarkozy agreements. The Russia side expects a similarly clear and conscientious...

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...

2008-08-23 21:00:01

TBILISI. Aug 23 (Interfax) - Russian troops and armor left the area of Senaki, including a Georgian Defense Ministry base located there, and proceeded toward the Gali district of Abkhazia, Georgian media reported on Saturday. They also said Russian troops are still remaining at checkpoints near the administrative border with Abkhazia, near Poti, and in the Tskhinvali region on Georgian territory. Georgian police regained control over the city of Gori, and the traffic on the central...

2008-08-23 18:00:13

RUSSIA claimed to have completed its withdrawal from Georgia last night, but the US accused Moscow of breaking the terms of the ceasefire and retaining forces inside its southern neighbour. Columns of Russian tanks rolled out of positions deep inside Georgia throughout yesterday, following the worst confrontation between the Kremlin and theWest since the Soviet collapse. The withdrawal came two weeks after thousands of Russian soldiers roared into the former Soviet republic to defend...

2008-08-19 15:00:08

Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 19 August [Presenter] Russians targeted the Poti terminal again today. The remaining property there was guarded by a Georgian platoon, but the Russian military detained them. They took everything they could from the terminal owned by an Arab company, including US-owned Hammers and humanitarian aid intended for refugees. As regards other property, which they could not take with themselves, they traditionally blew it up with mines....

2008-08-12 15:00:07

By MARTIN WILLIAMS RUSSIAN troops advanced into Georgia on two fronts yesterday, entering cities outside the breakaway provinces that have been previously the centre of the conflict. President George Bush pressed Russia to end its military action, warning a "dramatic and brutal escalation" of Moscow's push into the smaller country would jeopardise its relations with the West. From the flashpoints of the separatist areas of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the Russian military moved into...

2008-08-12 09:00:06

From wire reports SENAKI, Georgia Russian armored columns entered the western Georgian city of Senaki and seized a Georgian military base Monday night after issuing an ultimatum to Georgia to disarm its troops along the boundary with the separatist territory of Abkhazia. The Russian army had entered indisputable Georgian territory, focusing public anxiety on the central question of the war: Would the Kremlin be content to disable Georgia militarily and annex the breakaway regions, or...

2006-09-03 13:17:27

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying Georgia's defense minister was shot at by rebels from the breakaway region of South Ossetia, forcing it to make an emergency landing on Sunday, a military commander said. Defense Minister Irakly Okruashvili was not hurt, officials said. "A few shots were fired at the Georgian helicopter, but it managed to land on the territory controlled by the Georgian side. No one died," Paata Bedianishvili, commander of the Georgian...

2006-09-03 12:56:06

Deletes reference to chief of staff, who was not on helicopter. By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying Georgia's defense minister was shot at by rebels from the breakaway region of South Ossetia, forcing it to make an emergency landing on Sunday, a military commander said. Defense Minister Irakly Okruashvili was not hurt, officials said. "A few shots were fired at the Georgian helicopter, but it managed to land on the territory controlled by the Georgian...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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