Evolution is a better way of attaining ones' goals than revolution but the EU is nonetheless positive about the situation in Georgia. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced by EU Special Envoy to the South Caucasus Heikki Talvitie at a press conference in Yerevan yesterday.
'The new Georgian government is actively overcoming the problems that have built up. They have had a good start and they have the EU's support,' Mr Talvitie said. He added that the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is expected to give a report on Georgia, after which it will become clear what kind of assistance the country really needs. 'I met many people in Georgia. It seems that there is no real opposition and the results of the parliamentary elections in March are already easy to predict. The opposition parties want more time to prepare for the elections. It will become clear in the near future whether or not the elections actually will take place in March or whether it will be possible to postpone them to a later date,' Mr Talvitie explained.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea