From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 1/19/2007 8:34 AM
Civil.Ge UNAG online Magazine
International Crisis Group Reports on Abkhaz Conflict
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 2007-01-19 16:36:42
Fourteen years of negotiation, led by the UN and Russia, have done little to resolve the conflict in Abkhazia and “if the sides continue to flex their muscles and do not resume talks, there could be renewed hostilities in 2007, especially in and around the Kodori valley and the Gali district,” the Belgium-based International Crisis Group said in a report issued on January 18.
The report notes there was optimism in spring 2006 when the UN-led Georgian-Abkhaz Coordinating Council was resumed and both the Georgian and Abkhaz sides proposed initiatives on peaceful settlement.
“But the sharp deterioration in Russian-Georgian relations and a Georgian military adventure in the Kodori valley have contributed to a freeze in diplomacy ... >>full artcle...
The situation in the peace-making forces control zone, prospects of settlement of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict and continuation of the peace-making operation was discussed on January 6th by the vice-president of Abkhazia Valery Arshba and the commander of the CIS Collective peace-making forces in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone general Alexander Evteev, agency "Apsnypress" informed.
The Abkhazian vice-president expressed hope that "the new leadership of Georgia, realizing all the hopelessness of the autonomous structures of the so-called "the Supreme body of Abkhazia" in Tbilisi, will not support the Georgian armed formations it sends to Gali area of Abkhazia".
General Evteev informed the vice-president that in Sukhum - in the peace-making forces command staff - they had got the official decision of the council of the ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN Nicknamelove_caucasus (Original Message) Sent: 1/6/2007 4:30 AM Georgia: shelling by Abkhazia kills a policeman
Last night, a Georgian policeman was killed in the zone of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict. The authorities of the Zugdidi District of Georgia assert that he was killed as a result of shelling a police post in the village of Ganmukhuri from the territory of the Galskiy District of Abkhazia.
Another Georgian policeman was wounded. Georgia has informed the mission of UN military observers and the command of collective peacekeeping forces in the conflict zone about the incident, the ITAR-TASS reports.
When speaking with the correspondent of the "Caucasian Knot," Laurens Kogonia, head of militia unit of the Galskiy District, had refuted the fact of shelling the police post in Ganmukhuri from the territory of the Galskiy District. According to the information at disposal of ... >>full artcle...
Abkhazia calls the world community to low aggravation in the conflict zone 30.12.2006
Abkhazia calls all the participants of the negotiating process to make the prompt consecutive steps for decrease of intensity and threat to peace in the region.
About that it was spoken in the statement of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia, widespread on December 29th in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the frontier area of Gali, Abkhazia. The Abkhazian party as it was written in the document, "assigns special hopes for representatives of the United Nations Organization, Russian Federation as the assisting parties and the countries of the Group of Friends of the UN Secretary General which will give the adequate estimation based on the international criteria to the actions and the ... >>full artcle...
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