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Mikheil Saakashvili Enters Ukrainian Territory

Kiev (EAN) – Chanting “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Misha, Misha, Misha!” a crowd of Mikheil Saakashvili’s male supporters on September 10 broke through a security cordon at a Ukrainian border-point to pull the embattled opposition leader from no-man’s-land between Poland and Ukraine onto Ukrainian territory. Saakashvili, 49, was last shown being bundled onto a bus reportedly provided by […]

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NATO and Ukrainian Troops Begin Training in Georgia

Tbilisi (GPA) – The latest western dismissal of Moscow’s national security concerns has kicked off this week, and it involves NATO and Ukrainian troops right along Russia’s border. The latest saber rattling has taken the form of another set of NATO exercises taking place along Russia’s borders. In fact, this latest exercise, known as “Agile Spirit 2017,” […]

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Ukraine and Georgia: Presidential Visit Highlights Hopes, Challenges

Kiev (EAN) – Petro Poroshenko made his first visit to Georgia as Ukraine’s president, as ties between the two countries – spoiled in recent years by a feud over former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili – now have new momentum following Saakashvili’s exit from Ukrainian politics. The visit, from July 17-19, allowed the two sides to highlight their many […]

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Georgia: Disapproval Rising for NATO Membership

Tbilisi (EUN) – NATO recently recognized Georgia’s contributions to peacekeeping missions from Afghanistan to Kosovo by holding a session of the alliance’s parliamentary assembly in Tbilisi in late May. The occasion reinforced the hopes of Georgian leaders that their country can one day soon gain admission to NATO. However, polling in the lead up to NATO’s parliamentary assembly […]