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Latest update : 2014-05-06

David Usupashvili, Chairman of the Georgian Parliament

As violence continues in Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists, former Soviet republics are now looking on with a great deal of unease. This is particularly true of Georgia, which is seeking to become a full member of NATO while implementing closer ties with the European Union.

This June, Tbilisi plans to sign a trade deal with the EU - the same kind of pact whose rejection by Ukraine back in November touched off the biggest East-West crisis since the Cold War.

Annette Young speaks to the chairman of the Georgian Parliament, David Usupashvili.

By Annette YOUNG

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2016-04-27 Afghanistan

Behind the Burqa: Reporting on the lives of Afghan women

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2016-04-22 Russia

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