From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 8/21/2007 6:28 PM Crossfire War - Abkhazia Begins Maneuvers in North Caucasus
By Willard Payne Crossfire War - Moscow - Sukhumi - Tskhinvili Watch - South Caucasus Theatre: Moscow - Berlin - Washington - Baku - Yerevan - Tskhinvili - Sukhumi/Tbilisi - Ankara - Tehran; Abkhazia Conducts Maneuvers This Week in Preparation to End Military Standoff with Georgia in Kodori Gorge Night Watch: SUKHUMI - Moscow is completing preparations to end the military standoff in the Kodori Gorge between Abkhazia and Georgia, by having the Abkhazia government in Sukhumi conduct week long maneuvers. RIA reports Abkhazia Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Zaitsev announced four brigades, two reserve regiments and 12 military units are taking part.
Abkhazia seceded from Georgia at the end of the Cold War in 1990 and after a three year war declared ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/18/2007 9:45 AM
Shamba returns with words of promise
18/07/2007 Sukhum / Agency Caucasus - Foreign Minister Sergei Shamba of Abkhazia returned with positive words from the meeting of Georgia’s Group of Friends at the headquarters of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General.
Shamba told reporters that his talks with officials across Germany left him with the impression that there is nowadays a far more positive view of the Abkhazian demand for recognition.
“Even those who would think it impossible for Abkhazia to gain recognition of independence now tend to have a change for better in their outlook,” the official news agency Apsnipress quoted Shamba as saying.
The June 27 and 28 meeting of Georgia’s Group of Friends in Bonn was far better in comparison with previous meetings, said Shamba. This group enables negotiation ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/14/2007 4:20 AM An agreement fades ‘Abhkazia hope’ of Tbilisi
Moscow / Agency Caucasus – The Sukhum administration reached Monday in Moscow mutual agreement to co-operate with the Russian administration.
News of the agreement came amid growing attention on an attempted attack against the Abkhazian Prime Minister Alexander Ankwab. The agreement, signed between the Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh and the Moscow Mayor Yuri Lujkov, suggests a series of future investment plans in the country.
The deal came after a decision was settled to organize the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi near the border of Abkhazia. It helped to have a greater amount of influence on the region, with on the other hand left less hopeful of re-conquering Abkhazia.
“A joint decision was reached to make investments in Abkhazia in fields of ... >>full artcle...
9/7/2007 Abkhazian public demands to find those attempted on Ankvab
Today at 8:15 a.m. in the city of Gudauta, an attempt was made on Prime Minister Alexandr Ankvab. The head of Abkhazian Government was hospitalized with slight wounds in his back, and then let home after first medical care.
The State Office of Public Prosecutor has initiated a "terror act" criminal case. A reward of 500,000 roubles has been announced for any information that may help in disclosing the crime.
It is already the third attempt on the life of Ankvab, who took the post of Prime Minister of Abkhazia on February 14, 2005. Earlier, he was lucky to get completely safe out of this sort of incidents, although after the previous attempt, his service jeep counted 17 ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 7/9/2007 10:12 PM Jul 9 2007 5:25PM Suspects established in attack on Abkhaz prime minister - prosecutor
SUKHUMI. July 9 (Interfax) - A number of people suspected of involvement in an attempt to assassinate Abkhaz Prime Minister Alexander Ankvaba have been identified, the breakaway province's Prosecutor General Safarbei Mikanba told journalists on Monday.
"We know a number of people who could be involved in the assassination attempt," he said.
The owner of the car the attackers are believed to have used to escape has already been identified, Mikanba said, refusing to provide further details.
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