About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:58 - 16 Feb.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russian Forces in Zugdidi
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 11 Aug.'08 / 17:29

Russian forces are in control of Zugdidi, a town on the Georgian side of the Abkhaz ceasefire line, the Georgian authorities said.

“The so called Russian peacekeeping forces [stationed in the conflict zone], as well as Russia’s regular army units entered into Zugdidi and they now control the local police headquarters,” Shota Utiashvili, a spokesman of the Georgian Interior Ministry, said at 5pm local time on August 11.

He also said that in parallel the Abkhaz militias took control over Khurcha, the Georgian-administered village at the administrative border with Abkhazia. 

“Russians are now patrolling Zugdidi,” Utiashvili said. “There were no clashes there [in Zugdidi].”

President Saakashvili said while speaking at a news conference in Tbilisi at 5:15pm local time that the Russian troops “invaded” Zugdidi.

Zugdidi is within the 12-km security zone – a buffer zone between the Georgian and Abkhaz sides – which is monitored by the Russian peacekeeping troops stationed there under the CIS aegis.

Latest News
16 Feb.'18 16:58
Government Unveils New Tax Initiative for Small Businesses
According to the initiative, tax rates for small businesses will decrease fivefold.
16 Feb.'18 15:06
Georgian Economy Minister Visits Azerbaijan
Kumsishvili attended the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. 
15 Feb.'18 17:39
Independent Agency to Investigate Crimes Committed by Law Enforcement Officers
The agency will be established in 2019, and will replace the Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector.
15 Feb.'18 11:53
Parliament Renews Discussions on Controversial Amendments to Broadcasting Law
New regulations expanding GPB’s powers triggered controversy within the ruling Georgian Dream party.
14 Feb.'18 15:57
U.S. Intelligence on Georgia’s Foreign Threats, Domestic Politics
Office of the Director of National Intelligence published its Worldwide Threat Assessment report for 2018.
14 Feb.'18 14:34
Minister Reports on Defense Reforms to Parliament
Training programs, total defense concept and budgetary priorities among the issues listed by Levan Izoria.
14 Feb.'18 11:36
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 26
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
14 Feb.'18 10:56
Appellate Court Upholds Church Murder Plot Verdict
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was sentenced to nine years in prison by the Tbilisi City Court.
13 Feb.'18 17:14
Georgian FM Visits Kuwait for Ministerial Meeting against Terrorism
Mikheil Janelidze met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
13 Feb.'18 11:28
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in January 2018
Trade deficit figure stands at USD 0.37 billion.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
96