From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/29/2005 2:15 AM ABKHAZ LEADER ON GEORGIAN SHIPPING 26.07.2005 - 00:55:37
Meeting in Sukhum on 23 July with French Ambassador to Tiflis, Philippe Lefort, Republic of Abkhazia President Sergei Bagapsh warned that he has ordered Abkhaz warships, of which the republic has several, according to ´´Nezavisimaya gazeta´´ on 25 July, to open fire on Georgian vessels that enter what he termed Abkhaz territorial waters...
Georgian Minister for Conflict Resolution Giorgi Khaindrava dismissed that threat the same day as ´´unwise and incautious,´´ as well as impossible to make good on.
From: MSN Nicknamepsychoteddybear24 (Original Message) Sent: 7/28/2005 9:01 AM ABKHAZ RAILWAY – LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL?
The reopening of railway links with Georgia could bolster peace efforts.
By Inal Khashig in Sukhum and Giorgy Kupatadze in Tbilisi
Georgia and the breakaway region of Abkhazia have agreed to conduct a joint study on the feasibility of reopening the railway that links them both to Russia – putting within reach a potential major breakthrough in the unresolved conflict.
Following preliminary talks, it was agreed that on August 9 a research group which will contain Georgian, Abkhaz and Russian specialists will visit the Zugdidi region of western Georgia and the Gali and Ochamchira regions of Abkhazia to study the state of the railway line there.
The Georgians have been keen to stress that things are still at an early stage. “The leadership of ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/29/2005 2:08 AM ABKHAZIA, RUSSIA OPT OUT OF UN-SPONSORED TALKS 24.07.2005 - 00:27:21
Abkhaz and Russian representatives declined at the last minute to attend talks in Tiflis under the UN aegis, scheduled to take place on 22-23 July 2005 and to address security measures to be implemented in the Abkhaz conflict zone.
Abkhaz Foreign Minister Sergei Shamba told the independent Georgian television station Rustavi-2 that Sukhum´s decision not to attend the talks was made in response to Georgia´s failure to hand over cargo confiscated from a Turkish vessel intercepted by the Georgian Navy last month.
Georgian Minister for Conflict Resolution Giorgi Khaindrava rejected that argument as illogical, and accused Russia and Abkhazia of boycotting the UN-sponsored search for a settlement of the conflict.
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/22/2005 1:24 AM Moscow Tiflis Sokhum agree timeframe for Railway Assessment
20.07.2005 - 00:51:11
The Abkhaz, Georgian and Russian sides agreed during talks in the Abkhaz capital Sokhum on July 19, 2005 to set up a 41 member joint group to assess the current condition of the Abkhaz portion of the railway system...
The Abkhaz, Georgian and Russian sides agreed during talks in the Abkhaz capital Sokhum on July 19, 2005 to set up a 41 member joint group to assess the current condition of the Abkhaz portion of the railway system, the Abkhaz news agency Apsnipress reported.
Mikhail Akulov, an official from the Russian state owned Railway Company, said that the joint group will launch assessment works beginning on August 9 which will last for 45 days.
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/22/2005 1:26 AM ABKHAZ LEADERSHIP REJECTS OPPOSITION CRITICISM 21.07.2005 - 00:55:53
The government of the Republic of Abkhazia released a statement on 19 July responding to criticisms enumerated in an appeal to President Sergei Bagapsh and parliament speaker Nugzar Ashuba...
The government of the Republic of Abkhazia released a statement on 19 July responding to criticisms enumerated in an appeal to President Sergei Bagapsh and parliament speaker Nugzar Ashuba circulated the previous day by the opposition Forum for National Unity, apsny.ru reported.
The forum, which was established five months ago protested the government´s privatization plans, which it fears extend to the privatization of land, and expressed concern at what it termed the spontaneous return to Abkhazia of Georgians who fled during the 1992-93 war.
The government response said such unfounded allegations could give rise to ... >>full artcle...
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