Friday, August 14 20:00 GMT+4 – Abkhazia Reports 26 Cases, Record for Highest Daily Case Count Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have reported 26 COVID-19 cases, the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic outbreak. This brings the region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 182. In the meantime, eight patients have recovered, taking the […]
Alexander Ankvab, head of government in Russian-occupied Abkhazia told Sokhumi-based Apsnypress media outlet on August 13 that “we consider all Georgians living in Abkhazia, who did not fight against us as our citizens.” Ankvab noted that “we consider it unfair to deprive them of their Abkhaz passports. This is our internal affair.” Ankvab’s comments came […]
The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), a local watchdog, speaks of a large-scale coordinated information campaign being carried out on Facebook in favor of the Alliance of Patriots, “pro-Russian” nativist party that won six seats in the 2016 Parliament elections. According to the report released on August 12, along with the Facebook […]
The National Bank of Georgia sold USD 20 million in the foreign exchange auction on August 13. According to the National Bank, the average weighted rate amounted to 3.0705. Georgia’s national currency is trading at GEL 3.0740 per USD on Bloomberg’s platform.
The Georgian Public Defender has called on Chief Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze not to extradite Ukrainian citizen Vadim Altman to Russia. In a statement released on August 13, the Public Defender’s Office noted that on January 30, 2020, the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia was asked to extradite the Ukrainian citizen to the Russian Federation. The Russian […]
Estonia’s new ambassador to Georgia Riina Kaljurand has presented her credentials to the Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani. Noting that Estonia and Georgia have “a very special relationship”, Ambassador Kaljurand said she is sure Estonia can contribute to very many areas in Georgia with its expertise.
The election polls conducted by British company Survation,commissioned by Georgian Rustavi 2 TV channel, says that the Ruling Georgian Dream party will receive 52 per cent of votes in the October parliamentary elections.
Georgia’s external trade turnover amounted to $6.030 billion in January-July 2020, which is a decrease of 17.6 per cent compared to the same period of last year, show preliminary data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
The government of Georgia will allocate around 45 million GEL (about $14.59 mln/€12.33 mln) to deal with the aftermath of flooding in the region of Racha where 12 local villages experienced significant damage after heavy rains last month.
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security, says that twelve years after the Russia-Georgia 2008 war Moscow continues to violate Georgia’s internationally recognised borders.