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Open Caucasus Media brings you news, commentary, multimedia, and investigations from the North and South Caucasus.

Opposition leader wins first round in South Ossetia presidential poll

A second round between Nykhas Party head Alan Gagloyev and President Anatoly Bibilov is expected to be held in two weeks.

Pashinyan and Aliyev agree to establish border commission by April 

At a summit in Brussels, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan also agreed to ‘work on the preparation of a future peace treaty’.

Ukrainian intelligence accuses Georgia of allowing Russia to dodge sanctions

According to Ukraine, the smuggling routes were being established to import military, dual-purpose, and civilian goods that have been subject to Western export controls in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

South Ossetia to ‘take legal steps’ towards annexation by Russia

The statement from President Anatoly Bibilov came as he fights for re-election and as South Ossetian soldiers in Russia’s military attack Ukraine.

Key rivals of South Ossetia’s Bibilov barred from running for president

The Central Election Commission refused to register former Defence Minister Ibragim Gassyeyev and MP David Sanakoyev.

Abkhazian parliamentary elections inconclusive

Abkhazians voted for a new parliament in the shadow of Russia’s war against Ukraine

Georgia to apply for EU membership

Georgia will on Thursday officially apply for EU membership, the chair of the ruling Georgian Dream Party, Irakli Kobakhidze, has announced.

Ukraine recalls ambassador to Georgia over ‘immoral position’ of Georgian Government

President Volodymyr Zelensky criticised Georgia for blocking a charter flight scheduled to bring Georgian volunteer fighters to Ukraine.

Abkhazia recognises Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk

President Bzhaniya defended Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as ‘absolutely justified’.

Editorial | Russia’s imperialist invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion is a resurgence of an ideology that should have been left in the dustbin of history;  for the Caucasus, this is a profound threat.

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