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April 15, 1999

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politics

    THE GEORGIAN SOLDIERS WILL IMPROVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

    According to the press center of the Defense Ministry, on April 14 in the Ministry was opened the parlor of the English language. The Georgian Defense Minister and the British Ambassador participated in the opening ceremony.


    THE INDUCTION IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM IN ABKHAZIA

    About this on April 13 declared the separatist Prime-Minister Sergei Bagapsh during the session, in which participated the representatives of the Defense and Interior Ministries and the leaders of local self-government organs. At the same time, he referred to Vladislav Ardzinba’s position.


    ANRI JERGENIA HAS BEEN APPOINTED AGAIN TO THE POSITION OF GENERAL ATTORNEY OF THE SELF-DECLARED REPUBLIC ABKHAZIA

    The discussion of this question during yesterday’s session of the Abkhazian Public Council (Parliament) caused a lot of debates. Only after the repeated voting Jergenia was sanctioned for the second term in his position.


    THE MOVEMENT INDUSTRY WILL SAVE GEORGIA HELD THE CONSTITUTIVE CONVENTION

    During yesterday’s convention Gogi Topadze, the general director of Kazbegi, the monopolist of the Georgian beer market, was unanimously elected as the head of the movement. He declared that the new union is not going to cooperate with the political forces represented in the Parliament, because he does not trust them.


    RUSSIA IS DISCUSSING THE QUESTION ON EXCUSING THE GEORGIAN RAILWAY FROM THE INDEBTEDNESS

    As the Russian Transport Minister Nikolai Aksenenko declared during yesterday’s meeting with the Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, this is the amount equal to 10 million SFr.

    At the meeting were discussed the possibilities of restoring former contacts, which will create favorable conditions for occupying a lot people and increasing freight turnover.


economics

    THE PROGRAM ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTRY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED

    About this to Sarke declared the Forestry State Department. Japan expressed desire to finance the program, which will last till 2005, under the aegis of the WB.


    THE TURKISH SEINERS DETAINED IN POTI ARE STILL KEPT BY THE GEORGIAN POWERS

    Three seiners were detained on April 13 by the Georgian border-guards when they were trying to leave the port’s territory without paying the cost of the port service. Their indebtedness is about 60,000 Lari.


business

    THE COURT PASSED A SENTENCE IN FAVOR OF THE TURKISH COMPANY

    Today in Tbilisi was held the hearing on the action on Gurtel Communications to the Georgian mobile communications company Geocell. It is necessary to note that the Turkish side owns 40% shares of the latter.


society

    THE KILLING OF PEACEFUL INHABITANTS CONTINUES IN GALI REGION

    On April 13 in the village Achigvara, the Abkhazian boyeviks shot 70-year-old teacher Arvelod Gadelia. It’s necessary to note, that he returned to Gali region after the Abkhazian powers declared about returning the refugees unilaterally from March 1, whose security the separatists would guarantee.


    SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENTAL SECURITY WARNS ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGING THE PIPELINE

    The today’s declaration of the service, which is given major responsibilities on protecting the Georgian part of Baku-Supsa pipe-line, says that during last years the pipeline was damaged with the aim of stealing oil. Currently operating pipeline maintains the pressure of 100 atmospheres, in connection to which every effort of its damaging will cause powerful outbreak of oil, which will cause the death of people.


    EX-PRESIDENT GAMSAKHURDIA’S SON IS STILL HIDING FROM THE JUSTICE

    Tsotne Gamsakhurdia is accused of shooting Avtandil Maglakelidze, the member of the country’s water polo team. Yesterday through the mass media he spread the declaration, in which he stated, that the ex-president’s family has been prosecuted by the Georgian powers, and he does not eliminate, that the fight with Maglakelidze, who was a stranger to him, was also a provocation.


    THE GEORGIAN CITIZENS THAT SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF FIRE IN THE BUS RETURNED HOME

    As it was noted, the bus burned close to the Turkish town Trabzon. According to the general consul of Georgia in Trabzon, the only version of investigation on the fire’s causes is the defect of the bus, in which the Turkish side accuses the driver.


    ON APRIL 13, THE CROSSING POINT ON PSOU WAS CLOSED FOR 2 HOURS

    This occurred when the Russian border-guards arrested the officer of Russian peacekeeping forces, who had two hand-grenades. The arrested, who was going from Russia to Gali region in the foreign car, declared, that he needed hand-grenades for defense in case of the robbers’ attack.


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