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Putin admits Moscow planned military actions in Georgia in advance

08.08.12 20:24

At the fourth anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war, President Vladimir Putin has made a scandalous statement admitting that the General Staff of Russia had prepared the plan of military activities in 2006-2007 and he personally endorsed the plan.

This was the time when Vladimir Putin was to assume the office of Russian president for the second term.

The Russian president told media after the meeting with his Armenian counterpart that, within the plan, Moscow was training armed military units in Tskhinvali Region.

"There was such a plan.  It was drafted by the General Staff approximately in the end of 2006- the beginning of 2007. Within this plan self-defense forces from South Ossetia were being trained. Frankly speaking, our military experts believed it was rather a hopeless business because offering rebuff to a regular army of any country, even such a small country as Georgia, was impossible. But the military experts  were mistaken; these people (self-defense) proved more than necessary and they courageously  defended their motherland  and jointly with the Russian peacekeepers offered  resistance to Georgian military formations for three days until  the Russian army came," Putin said.

"While in Beijing, I called Dmitry Medvedev and the defense minister twice, on August 7 and 8", he said when asked about his personal involvement in the military actions.

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Georgian President pardons 95 prisoners

19.04.14 13:38

Georgia President Giorgi Margvelashvili has pardoned 95 prisoners before the Easter Holiday, the press service reports. President Margvelashvili has already signed the act confirming the pardon.More...

69 inmates granted Parole leave prisons

19.04.14 14:35

69 inmates, including 7 women, have left prisons, in result of the decision by Georgia`s Parole Board. The commission`s sitting was held on April 16, 17 and 18. More...

Georgia`s Chief Prosecutor on ex-president`s questioning

19.04.14 15:22

It`s regrettable that ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili evaded questioning at the prosecutor`s office, Georgia`s Chief Prosecutor Giorgi Badashvili said. More...

Public Defender`s address to the Chief Prosecutor

18.04.14 12:16

Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili has addressed the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, Giorgi Badashvili to investigate the facts of possible pressure, abuse, inhumane treatment, physical and verbal abuse, intimidation on the convicts held in the N8 prison of Tbilisi in time. More...video clip 

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Six political parties registered for self-government elections

18.04.14 11:54

28 political subjects have submitted the applications for participation in the self-government elections on June 15; however, only six of them have been registered by the Central Election Commission. The deadline for submitting applications to the CEC is April 19.More...video clip 

Zurab Abashidze sums up his meeting with Gregori Karasin

18.04.14 11:24

Georgian Prime Minister`s Special Representative in Relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze has returned from Prague, where he held the sixth meeting with the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gregori Karasin. Abashidze said they had agreed ...More...video clip 

EU adopts resolution on Ukraine and EP countries

18.04.14 11:02

The European Parliament has adopted resolution on Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries and in particular destabilisation of eastern Ukraine.More...video clip 

Orthodox Christians mark the Good Friday

18.04.14 10:00

Orthodox Christians mark the Good Friday today, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his Death at Calvary. Rites for the Deposition from the Cross will be performed in the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi on Friday. More...video clip 


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