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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 07:20
NATO fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. Therefore, we do not recognise the so-called treaty on alliance and strategic partnership signed between the Georgian region of Abkhazia and Russia on 24 November.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 07:18
The United States’ position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains clear: these regions are integral parts of Georgia, and we continue to support Georgia’s independence, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity. The United States will not recognize the legitimacy of any so-called “treaty” between Georgia’s Abkhazia region and the Russian Federation.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 07:09
The Georgian foreign ministry has said Russia took a "step toward the de-facto annexation" of Georgia's breakaway territory after Moscow has signed a deal with Abkhazia, giving greater military control over the Black Sea region.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 06:38
Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea. The move drew outrage and cries of "annexation" in Georgia and sent a chill through those in Abkhazia who fear that wealthy Russians will snap up their precious coastline.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 06:32
The West has criticized an agreement between Russia and Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leader of Abkhazia signed the "strategic partnership" deal on November 24 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, just across the border from the separatist region.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 06:21
Armenia announced on Monday ceremonial funerals for three soldiers killed this month when Azerbaijani forces shot down a helicopter in the fiercely disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, an event that signaled a grave escalation in the more than 25-year-long conflict.
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:05
Armenian military officials say they have carried out a special operation to recover the bodies of three crewmembers of a helicopter shot down by Azerbaijan more than a week before. But their Azerbaijani counterparts say that the reports of a rescue operation were a disinformation operation.
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:55
Armenia's defense chief says his country will retaliate against "any provocation by Azerbaijan from now on" following the downing of a helicopter by Azerbaijani forces near the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 06:18
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met Abkhaz leader Raul Khajimba in Sochi on November 24 and signed new treaty between Russia and the breakaway region on “alliance and strategic partnership.” Putin said before the talks that Russia will “double” assistance to Abkhazia, which politically, economically and militarily already relies heavily on Moscow.
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:55

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met to discuss strengthening bilateral ties. President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to use his executive authority to protect millions of undocumented migrants residing in the United States from deportation. Former rebels turned soldiers began looting a police station while protesting in the Ivory Coast. And Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken stated that the White House is considering providing lethal arms to Ukraine. Click the link below to read more of this week's top security assistance news.