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Eka Kherkheulidze of the United National Movement of Georgia has warned on Facebook that the country should prepare for protests similar to those in Ukraine and the arrival of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili.Giga Bokeria, ex-Secretary of the National Security Council, Secretary of the United National Movement for International Relations, warned that the government in Georgia had taken “a very dangerous path” when it had summoned him for questioning.Bokeria noted that Saakashvili was struggling to stop Russian aggression.The Prosecutor General’s Office of Georgia summoned Saakashvili on March 22 to arrive at 1.00PM on March 27 for questioning over the Zurab Zhvania and Sandro Girgvliani cases.Ramaz Sakvarelidze, a political analyst, says that the United National Movement was incapable of organizing anything comparable with the Euromaidan in Ukraine. If people ever gather for such high-scale protests, it would be a meeting against the Movement itself, assures the expert. He added that people would gladly lynch members of the United National Movement for all the sins and lies.Concerning Saakashvili’s summon, Sakvarelidze goes on, the only surprise is why wasn’t the ex-president summoned earlier. The analyst notes that there are thousands of complaints filed against Saakashvili. The expert rules out chances of Saakashvili to become Georgia’s leader once more.Eka Kherkheulidze of the United National Movement of Georgia has warned on Facebook that the country should prepare for protests similar to those in Ukraine and the arrival of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili.

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Mitt Romney calls Obama naive

Mitt Romney, The Republican candidate for President in 2012, said that President Barack Obama could have prevented some events in Ukraine if he were more provident, Interfax reports.Romney noted that Obama’s naivety and incorrect interpretation of Moscow plans caused foreign political problems. The Republican blames Obama for the events in Ukraine and Syria.According to Romney, the US should support countries willing to join the NATO, stop reduction of the military budget, deploy the missile shield in the Czech Republic and Poland.

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China backs UN efforts to resolve Ukraine crisis

Chinese President Xi Jinping met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and discussed the situation in Ukraine yesterday, RIA Novosti reports.The meeting was held in Netherlands where Xi Jinping arrived for the nuclear security summit. The Chinese …

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US President Barack Obma, British PM David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei lavrov are attending the nuclear security summit in Hague …

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UK calls for new strategy towards Russia

British Foreign Minister William Hague says a new line should be adopted on Russia. According to the British official, Russia should be expelled from some international bodies due to its policies in Ukraine.

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"When President Barack Obama portrayed prospering Turkey, ruled by sweet Islamists, as “a great Islamic democracy” in 2010, he was probably hoping that this strange democracy that comes with a religious prefix would serve a useful purpose: a glittering role model for the Arab countries that lagged behind even an Islamic democracy. Mr. Obama’s mission impossible has failed – probably – for good," an article published by Hurriyet Daily News writes. 

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Nato holds drills in Bulgaria

Nato started holding war games in Bulgaria on Friday, the Associated Press reports. Servicemen from Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine are taking part in the drills, the news agency is quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

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Ukraine signs association agreement with EU

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, President of the European Council  Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso signed a political part of the association agreement on Friday,

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Ukraine owes Russia $16 billion - Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told President Vladimir Putin that Ukraine owed Russia $16 billion, Interfax reports.This includes $3 billion granted as purchase of European bonds (Russia was initially planning to buy bonds worth $15 …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Ukraine with the National Security Council today, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, RIA Novosti reports.Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Head of the Kremlin Administration Sergey …

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Ukraine signs political part of EU association deal

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and heads of 28 EU states have signed the political part of the EU association agreement …

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Russian and French Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Laurent Fabius have discussed Ukraine in a telephone conversation, Trend reports.The talks were initiated by France.

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Khloponin wants to replace WOMAD with Caucasus ethnic festival

Alexander Khloponin, Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the NCFD, proposed organizing a festival of ethnic music, an alternative to the World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD). Peter Gabriel, one of WOMAD organizers, cancelled it due to the events in Ukraine.Russia hosted WOMAD at Mashuk (Pyatigorsk) on September 21-22, 2013. Khloponin said back then that the festival should spend years in the North Caucasus.

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Sergey Naryshkin, Speaker of the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, said at a plenary session that the events in Ukraine was part of the Arab Spring scenario, making its first appearance in Europe, ITAR-TASS reports.He warned that the scenario may happen in any Western country.Naryshkin emphasized that the events in Ukraine had direct impact on international security and strategic balance of Eurasia.

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