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August 19, 2019 20:27

August 19, 2019 19:26

  • Protest action of opponents of gold mining at the Amulsar mine, Yerevan, August 19, 2019. Screenshot from video posted at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCX6j1aLcjY Authorities discuss Amulsar gold mine operation amid protests

    Today, at the residence of the Armenian President, there has been a meeting on the issue of the Amulsar gold mine operation. Activists gathered in front of the residence. The authorities refused to conduct a new environmental impact assessment, while delegates of the protesters accused Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of reluctance to negotiate with the opponents of the mine operation.

August 19, 2019 19:15

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  • Minister Ketevan Tsikhelashvili visits families whose households appeared to be on the side of South Ossetia cordoned off by the barbed wire fence installed in the Gugutiantkari village. Screenshot from video posted by Georgian Broadcaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlk7Fm2hxGw Georgian authorities promise help to victims of border demarcation

    Members of the two families from the village of Gugutiantkari, whose households appeared to be on the side of South Ossetia after the border fence had been installed, will be allocated land plots at the expense of the Georgian budget, announces Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, Georgian State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality.

August 19, 2019 14:52

  • Community works in Chechnya. Photo: press service of the Chechen Government. https://gov.mk95.ru/index.php?component=mk_gov_front&page=11&id=70712 Chechen residents claim being obliged to clean tourist area

    In the village of Khoi in the Vedeno District, employees of ministries and public institutions took part in a subbotnik (voluntary work on Saturday) to clean abandoned territories around ancient towers and buildings, and they had no chance to refuse to take part in the subbotnik, residents of Chechnya reported.

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  • Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of August 12-18, 2019

    Karabakh soldier's passage to Azerbaijan; searches of Moscow and Ingush offices of "Legal Initiative"; decision of Russia's SC on return to Grozny of case of Dagestanis killed in Chechnya; central Sochi flooded after downpour; sale of Georgian "Rustavi-2" TV Company, – read about these events in the Caucasus that occurred during the week of August 12-18, 2019, in the review prepared by the "Caucasian Knot".

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  • Azerbaijani oppositionist reports detention by police

    On August 17, Reshad Dadashev, an activist of the Hajiqabul branch of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was detained by the local police. He was released two hours later, after warning about the inadmissibility of holding a pre-planned meeting of local activists of the party.

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  • Azerbaijani tanks. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, https://mod.gov.az Military experts warn about danger of Karabakh conflict escalation

    The advance of Azerbaijani border guards into the territory of the Gazakh District indicates the President Ilham Aliev's intent to resume negotiations with Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh; however, a change in control over border sections can lead to a conflict escalation, the political analysts and military observers interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" assert.

August 17, 2019 12:53

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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