Georgia News Digest 08-09-07
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1. Georgia Seeks U.N. Security Council Session About Missile
2. Georgia Calls for UN Emergency Session on Russian Aggression
3. Georgia Wants UN Security Council to Discuss Air Raid
4. Georgia asks for emergency Security Council meeting on “act of aggression” by Russia
5. OSCE Conclusion Shows Air Space Invaded By Russian Planes
6. OSCE Chair ‘Seriously Concerned’ over Air Raid
7. Georgia vs Russia: OSCE calls for moderation
8. Spot Report – Tsitelubani missile incident
9. Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia regarding the Act of Aggression against Georgia of 6 August
10. Russia denies firing missile at Georgia
11. Russian Denials Of Air Raid On Georgia: Flying In The Face Of Evidence
12. Russia denies firing missile at Georgia
13. Russian Denials Of Air Raid On Georgia: Flying In The Face Of Evidence
14. Georgia missile strike arranged by republic itself
15. Targeted bombing Disrupts Putin-Saakashvili talks: Georgia can’t prove that the bomb was Russian
16. Georgian-Russian Relations: More Than a Dud Bomb
17. Georgia-Russia Conflict Intensifies
18. High stakes — and mistakes — in Georgian-Russian missile row
19. Georgian Press on Motives Behind Air Strike
20. Russia Must Be Stopped, Georgia Says; Kremlin Issues Denial; President Appeals To Europe For Help
21. S. Ossetia says it can prove Georgian plane violated airspace
22. Separatists may have been cause of Georgia missile row
23. A bomb lands in Georgia
24. Investigators tackle Georgian missile attack mystery
25. Jet ditched missile on Georgia after mix up
26. Georgia identifies Russian missile and destroys it on the spot”
27. Who fired missile at Georgia?
28. Russian Jet Fired Missile
29. Georgian press quotes on air incident with Russia
30. Georgia says Russia dropped a missile: The neighboring countries accuse each other of staging the incident
31. Georgia says Russian jet ditched missile after mix-up
32. Russian missile hits Georgian village, Tbilisi says
33. ‘Raduga’ Anti-Radar Missile Used in Attack – Georgia Says
34. Reports Say Missile Jettisoned not Fired by Aircraft
35. Labor Party Leader Says ‘Saakashvili Behind Air Raid’
36. Investigation of unexploded bomb dropping in Georgia: “A lot of questions arise”
37. Russia blamed for attack; Georgia says 2 jets entered air space, fired missile
38. Georgia Identifies Missile Fired on Its Territory as Russian
39. Bezhuashvili Briefs European Counterparts on Missile Strike
40. Bezhuashvili Held Telephone Conversation With Anna Fotyga
41. Bezhuashvili Provided German Colleague With Information Regarding Violation Of Georgian-Russian Border
42. Bezhuashvili Briefed His Slovakian Counterpart On Violation Of Georgian-Russian Border
43. European Commission hopes that missile incident will not affect Russian-Georgian dialog on “frozen conflicts”
44. Berlin “deeply concerned” over Russian-Georgian crisis
45. Estonian Formin Urges EU To State Position On Georgia-Russia Incident
46. Estonian President Urges EU To Stand Up For Georgia
47. Statement By Sean McCormack on August 6th Rocket Attack on Georgian Sovereign Territory
48. U.S. Diplomat Condemns ‘Attack on Georgia’
49. conference paper: Regional Fault Lines and Elite Polarisation as Sources of Weak Political Party System
50. conference paper: International and National Approaches to the Fight Against Corruption in Georgia
51. conference: Georgian NATO Accession and Potential Impacts on the Georgian-Abkhaz Peace Process
52. magazine: Georgia Finance
53. Russian Peacekeepers Demand on Removal of Article Launched on Gruzia Online Web Site
54. Separatist president says he wants peace with Georgia
55. Georgian minister demands “preliminary steps” by South Ossetia to hold meeting
56. South Ossetia Agrees To Continue Talks With Georgia But Not In Tbilisi
57. Georgian Minister Demands “Preliminary Steps” By South Ossetia To Hold Meeting
58. Georgia Downgrades Presence at JCC
59. Security Guarantees Needed for JCC in Tbilisi, Tskhinvali Says
60. Tskhinvali: Tbilisi planned provocation against South Ossetian side to JCC
61. Tskhinvali Calls for Non-Use of Force Treaty with Tbilisi
62. Gathering of elders held in Tskhinvali
63. Georgia urges Abkhazia to renounce “bellicose rhetoric”, return to talks
64. Abkhazia: Sharing Kosovo’s Fate?
65. Separatists open military school
66. Georgia energy ministry: Inter RAO UES agreed with Tbilisi on supplying energy to Abkhazia
67. Priorities of conflict settlement
68. Trading a power station for territorial integrity? Rumors of economic concessions to Russia prompt fear
69. Gazprom won’t raise prices on Georgia, company official promises
70. 50 companies want in on Turkish section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad
71. Change is slow, but at least there’s change
72. Bendukidze’s ‘Bendunomica’ is endangering the country, warns analyst
73. Management of the market to be charged?
74. Deputy Head of U.S. Immigration Service Visits Georgia
75. Georgian Armenians submitted unanswered letters to Georgian officials to ombudsman’s office
76. Konstantine Gamsaxurdias prepares for elections
77. MP vs Rustavi 2
78. Students Of University In Gori Oppose Administration
79. Family Of Journalist Tamaz Bakuridze Appealed To President For Pardon

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Jonathan Kulick, Ph.D., Director of Studies, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, 3a Chitadze, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia (Republic),, office: +995 32 47 35 55, mobile: +995 95 33 33 40, USA voicemail: 310.928.6814

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