Parliament to discuss amendments to the state budget
162,3 million GEl will be allocated from the state budget of Georgia for the disaster elimination programs prepared by the government after the last week`s hail and windstorm in the country, which affected Kakheti Region most of all. The amendments to the state budget have been already submitted to parliament for adoption. The explanation card attached to the document initiated at the parliament, 82,3 million GEL will be allocated from the state budget, while 80 million was donated by various organizations. In addition, 50 million GEL will be allocated for the implementation of the program `elimination of disaster consequences. The program aims to fund the rehabilitation of the houses damaged by the windstorm and hail, providing affected families with food products and compensating damage to farmers.
The draft amendments to the state budget will be discussed at the parliamentary committees today.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.