scandals in the Caucasus

Saakashvili forces his supporters to eat

Saakashvili forces his supporters to eat

Chairman of the opposition United National Movement party Nika Melia said today that on New Year's Eve, 150 party members stopped their hunger strike, as they were asked to do so by the founder of the UNM, ex-President of Georgia Mikhail …

Saakashvili supporters organised rally near Interior Ministry

Saakashvili supporters organised rally near Interior Ministry

On Saturday, supporters of ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili held a protest outside the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Sputnik Georgia reports. It is clarified that one of the demands was the resignation of the …

Kikabidze visited Saakashvili in Gori

Kikabidze visited Saakashvili in Gori

”We drank tea and he told me everything,” the famous Georgian singer, actor and deputy of the Georgian parliament Vakhtang (Buba) Kikabidze commented on his visit to the former leader of the country, Mikhail Saakashvili, in the Gori …

Saakashvili called for rallies in his support

Saakashvili called for rallies in his support

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, currently in prison, on his Facebook called on his advocates to rally in his support. "I call on you to hold many actions. Then we must must prepare one big national action …

Saakashvili ends hunger strike

Saakashvili ends hunger strike

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's doctor, Nikoloz Kipshidze, informed that his client had ended the hunger strike started on October 4. He also noted that the doctor collegium is working on a protocol for his further …

Saakashvili asks U.S. to step In

Saakashvili asks U.S. to step In

Imprisoned and on hunger strike, Georgia’s former President Mikheil Saakashvili called on the U.S. for help. Saakashvili sent scrawled, handwritten responses to questions through his lawyers Wednesday, and is 49 days into a hunger …

Saakashvili refused to meet with doctors

Saakashvili refused to meet with doctors

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on hunger strike in prison for 28 days, refused to see the council of doctors. This was stated by opposition deputy Rostom Chkheidze. According to him, during a meeting with …

Saakashvili to be charged by the end of the day

Saakashvili to be charged by the end of the day

A new charge will be brought against former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in the next few hours. This time the case concerns the illegal crossing of the state border of Georgia, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the …

Ivanishvili says Gakharia is a traitor

Ivanishvili says Gakharia is a traitor

Founder of the ruling Georgian Dream party Bidzina Ivanishvili, who left Georgian politics for the second time back in January 2021, has responded to media reports that the new political party founded by ex-PM Giorgi Gakharia …

Borjomi suspends operation of both factories in Georgia

Borjomi suspends operation of both factories in Georgia

Borjomi mineral water company in central Georgia has announced the temporary suspension of operations at two of its plants to ‘avoid provocations staged by activists’.  About 350 workers of bottling factories have …

East-West highway builders go on strike

East-West highway builders go on strike

Builders on the Khevi-Ubisa section of the East-West highway refuse to continue work. They demand higher wages, Channel One reports. A strike of about 400 workers is taking place near the village of Boriti, Kharagaulsky district, where …

New political and energy crisis hits Georgia

New political and energy crisis hits Georgia

The Defenders of the Rioni Gorge group of activists aiming to achieve complete closure of the most important Georgian energy project - the Namakhvani HPP - announced today indefinite protests that will take place not only at the construction site …

General Muradov: Armenian authorities mislead population

General Muradov: Armenian authorities mislead population

The commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Azerbaijan, Lieutenant General Rustam Muradov, speaking with Armenian journalists, denied the fake report that he was supposed to bring a group of Armenian citizens, arrested by the …

Georgian police detain two during clash over Namakhvani HPP

Georgian police detain two during clash over Namakhvani HPP

Two protesters have been detained during a clash with police over the Namakhvani hydro power plant (HPP) in Georgia's Imereti.  The Interior Ministry has announced that police officers have been mobilised in Rioni …

Russian journalist Pozner leaves Tbilisi after protests

Russian journalist Pozner leaves Tbilisi after protests

Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner left Tbilisi in a hurry after protests held by Georgian activists against his visit, according to media reports. Georgian civil activists held a demonstration close to Vinotel Boutique Hotel where …

Oppositionist  demands 3, 000 cars to defeat Nikol Pashinyan

Oppositionist demands 3, 000 cars to defeat Nikol Pashinyan

Zaruhi Postanjyan, the head of the oppositional  Apricot Country Party, said today that she needs 3,000 cars to force Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign. The oppositionist explained that it is the exact number of cars, which …