New Rights call on government to increase compensations for disaster affected regions
New Rights party calls on the government to allocate compensations and provide assistance to all regions of Georgia that were affected by the disaster last week. Levan Kalandadze, the director of the party`s economic direction, announced at the briefing today that the compensations should be issued not only for the residents of the Kakheti Region, but for the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regions as well. As for the affected families in Kakheti Region, the opposition party says the damage should be counted and compensations should be issued to each family individually. New Rights assert the funds allocated from the state budget for the disaster regions are not sufficient. `Damage inflicted to each family should be counted individually and the compensations should also issued according to this damage. Another significant issue is that the government should assist the families and citizens affected by the disaster not only in Kakheti, but in Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regions too,` Kalandadze said.
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.