Tamila Varshalomidze

Tamila Varshalomidze

Tamila Varshalomidze is a journalist with more than eight years of experience with top international news organisations.

She has been a member of Al Jazeera English's online team since January 2013.

Tamila was at the forefront of the web team's coverage of the Ukrainian uprising and the conflict that followed.

Tamila previously worked as a TV news producer for the Associated Press in London, UK.

She has a Master's degree in multimedia journalism from UK's Bournemouth University. 

Ukraine

Ukraine's Poroshenko for 'Normandy format' talks with Russia

Ukrainian leader says his country is ready to hold talks with Russia to de-escalate conflict in Kerch Strait.

Ukraine's Poroshenko for 'Normandy format' talks with Russia

Russia

Poroshenko: Over 80,000 Russian troops in and around Ukraine

Ukrainian leader warns of the Russian military build-up as he rallies for action after the first open attack by Moscow.

Poroshenko: Over 80,000 Russian troops in and around Ukraine

Europe

G7 declares 'unwavering support' for Ukraine over Russia standoff

Russia's use of military force against Ukrainian ships and sailors has 'no justification', the group says.

G7 declares 'unwavering support' for Ukraine over Russia standoff

War & Conflict

Ukraine asks for NATO vessels in Sea of Azov over Russia standoff

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko hopes NATO will deploy warships to Sea of Azov as tension with Russia worsens.

Ukraine asks for NATO vessels in Sea of Azov over Russia standoff

Ukraine

Explainer: Ukraine-Russia dispute over territorial waters

Kerch Strait connecting Black Sea to Sea of Azov has high political, military and economic importance for Ukraine.

Explainer: Ukraine-Russia dispute over territorial waters

Russia

Ukraine condemns Russia's plan to deploy S-400 missiles to Crimea

Further militarisation of the annexed peninsula puts the entire Black Sea region in danger, Kiev says.

Ukraine condemns Russia's plan to deploy S-400 missiles to Crimea

Ukraine

Ukraine's first-ever martial law comes into effect

Russia condemns the implementation, saying martial law will escalate the conflict that has killed about 10,000 people.

Ukraine's first-ever martial law comes into effect

Ukraine

Ukraine's first-ever martial law to come into effect

Russia condemns the implementation saying martial law will escalate the conflict that has killed about 10,000 people.

Ukraine's first-ever martial law to come into effect

Georgia

My Soviet scar: Confronting architecture of oppression

They are symbols of Soviet oppression to some but part of collective memory to others. Should Soviet-era monuments and buildings be protected?

My Soviet scar: Confronting architecture of oppression

Africa

Migration expected to top Merkel's agenda on West Africa tour

Trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria marks Germany's belated interest in Africa and concern over irregular migration.

Migration expected to top Merkel's agenda on West Africa tour

Georgia

Georgia remains strongly pro-West 10 years after war with Russia

Western partners' lack of resolve to confront Moscow angers Georgians, but up to 75 percent still support NATO dream.

Georgia remains strongly pro-West 10 years after war with Russia

Syria's War

How is Russia likely to respond to US strikes in Syria?

Experts analyse Moscow's possible reaction after repeated threats of retaliation to the US strikes.

How is Russia likely to respond to US strikes in Syria?