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UPI | August 8, 2011

MOSCOW — Russia, on the anniversary of its war with Georgia, said the country’s president is “ill-bred” though it didn’t make the same claim against the Georgian people.

Russian forces responded when the Georgian military invaded the separatist republic of South Ossetia in 2008. The conflict spilled over to engulf forces from Abkhazia, another separatist republic. (more…)

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Institute for War & Peace Reporting | Caucasus Reporting Service | July 8, 2011

Residents of the Georgian port town of Poti are furious about plans to settle 12,000 refugees in purpose-built accommodation there, saying their arrival will worsen the already catastrophic job situation.

Poti, on the Black Sea, is home to 47,000 people, so the influx will increase the population by a quarter. The first 4,100 are due to arrive in September. (more…)

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News.Az | July 4, 2011

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta that the alliance supports Georgia’s territorial integrity.

He said in the interview that NATO strongly urged Russia to nullify its recognition of the independence of the Georgian breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia’s Rustavi2 TV reported. (more…)

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RIA NOVOSTI | June 8, 2011

Abkhazia and South Ossetia reject the Georgia-sponsored draft UN resolution recognizing the rights of refugees from Georgia’s breakaway regions to return to their homes, an Abkhazian presidential envoy said on Wednesday.

Vyacheslav Chirikba said Georgia was trying to reassert its claim on South Ossetian and Abkhazian territory. (more…)

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By Joseph A. Klein, Canada Free Press

Monday, April 19, 2010

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/22182

While the United Nations Human Rights Council continues to trump up charges against Israel for defending itself against Islamic extremist terrorists seeking its destruction, the Council continues to ignore real illegal occupation of territory within the democratic nation of Georgia by the Russian Federation. (more…)

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ArmeniaNow

By GAYANE MKRTCHYAN
In Egneri, which is only a few meters from what is now a heavily militarized Georgian-Ossetian border it seems the war that raged in the area a year ago has never stopped. The few remaining residents of the village seldom leave their houses that were heavily damaged during the five-day Russo-Georgian war last August that left hundreds of people in Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia dead and many more wounded and displaced. The Georgians in the Georgian village close to South Ossetia now live in limbo looking for answers for what happened to them and their nation.

Egneri is situated only a few kilometers from Tkhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, a tiny Russian-backed separatist region that broke free from Tbilisi’s rule in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise. Tbilisi has unsuccessfully tried to regain control of the region and its latest attempt on August 8, 2008 to recover South Ossetia at the point of the bayonet drew a fierce military response from Russia. (more…)

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By THE ECONOMIST

Georgia is resettling some, but not all, refugees

TEN months ago the fields around Tserovani were empty. Now they are the site of a whole town—complete with bungalows, health clinic, police station, schools and sports fields—for some 6,000 Georgians who fled their homes during last year’s war with Russia.

Much-visited by diplomats and dignitaries, Tserovani, some 20km from Tbilisi, is an impressive sight. Yet it is a far cry from the life of most of those displaced by war in repeated rounds of turbulence since Georgia became independent in 1991.

The areas controlled by the Georgian government host about 30,000 people made homeless by last year’s fighting over South Ossetia. (Others, predominantly ethnic Ossetians, sought refuge within South Ossetia or in Russia.) Of these, about 17,500 now live in new settlements like Tserovani, although none is as large, well-built or generously equipped. The rest live in renovated apartments or temporary accommodation, awaiting new homes. (more…)

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