Sandra Roelofs visited Georgian soldiers in American hospital
Georgian First Lady, Sandra Roelofs visited Georgian soldiers in the hospital within the visit to the United States. Sandra Roelofs went to the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington together with her younger son Nikoloz. Six Georgian soldiers undergo treatment at this hospital, vice colonel, Aleksandre Tughushi is one of them - Tughushi has been staying in the hospital for past seven months. He was gravely wounded in Afghanistan while fulfilling his duties in Helmand Province. Vice Colonel was awarded by President Saakashvili soon after the accident with the Vakhtang Gorgasali prize for bravery. Vice Colonel was also visited by American President afterwards. Sandra Roelofs wished health and return to homeland to vice colonel.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.