Jan 27 2015 - 09:45
The UN has called for a redoubling of efforts to resolve the political crisis in eastern Ukraine, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said today at a meeting of the UN Security Council. "We recognize the complexity of the various discussions aimed at a peaceful resolution of the conflict. However, the efforts to find a political solution should be doubled in short order," RIA Novosti cited him as saying.
Jan 26 2015 - 19:09
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has met today with the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius. The sides discussed bilateral relations and prospects for deepening cooperation between the two countries. One of the main topics at the meeting was the issue of regional security. Attention was also paid to the events in Ukraine, a message of the administration of the head of the Georgian state reads.
Jan 26 2015 - 19:06
Technical consultations have started between representatives of the aeronautical authorities of Georgia and Russia. The main issue for consideration is the frequency of direct regular flights during the week.
Jan 26 2015 - 18:49
The new Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia is Vakhtang Gomelauri. This was stated by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. In his new position Gomelauri, who has previously held the post of first deputy interior minister, will replace Alexander Chikaidze, who resigned.
Jan 26 2015 - 16:14
EU foreign ministers will meet on January 29 to discuss anti-Russian sanctions, said EU Chief Diplomat Federica Mogherini’s spokeswoman Maya Kocijancic, RIA Novosti reports. The ministers will discuss the current state of affairs and decide whether to make any changes to the sanctions regime, as said in December. The current sanctions expire in March.
Jan 26 2015 - 15:51
Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir said that the European Union needed to enter the next phase of negotiations with Turkey. He reminded that Turkey had complied with all requirements needed to join the EU and was ready to start talks on the energy aspect, Trend reports.
Jan 26 2015 - 14:55
Grigory Karasin, Russian state secretary and deputy foreign minister, said at the Federation Council that Washington had failed to create a large anti-Russian coalition. He noted that the situation in the world had degraded in 2014 because of the attempts by the EU and the USA to maintain their domination, Trend reports. Karasin concluded that Russia will not discuss sanctions before those who had originally imposed them start lifting them.