Russia, Turkey report 14 ceasefire breaches in Syria per dayWorld January 18, 19:17
Analyst believes removal of sanctions can be political bargaining chip with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 18:45
Arctic Forum’s task is to change perception of region as source of raw material — officialBusiness & Economy January 18, 18:28
OPEC revises Russia’s oil production outlook downward by 110,000 bpd in 2017Business & Economy January 18, 18:20
OSCE says preparations for talks on Transnistria to begin in near futureWorld January 18, 18:15
About 1,500 officials may attend Arctic ForumBusiness & Economy January 18, 17:38
Russia, Turkey conducting first joint air operation against Islamic StateMilitary & Defense January 18, 17:20
Austria as OSCE chair to strengthen monitor mission in Ukraine — top diplomatWorld January 18, 17:14
Russian food inflation declines threefold in 2016 — Central BankBusiness & Economy January 18, 17:01
TBILISI, January 26. /TASS/. The Georgian authorities control the territory of the Pankisi Gorge, there is no terrorist threat, Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili told reporters on Tuesday, commenting on remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
"The Georgian government exercises control over the Pankisi Gorge, and no terrorist threat emanates from there. There is no risk of a terror attack from the Pankisi Gorge," he said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference earlier on Tuesday that Moscow had information that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) was using the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia in its interests. "We receive reports that ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - former name of IS) militants are using this hardly accessible territory to train, rest and replenish their supplies," Lavrov said.
The foreign minister confirmed that there were cases when terrorists were detained in the Pankisi Gorge. According to available information, they were linked to IS, he added.