Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili and the Minister of Health and Social Care of Georgia Zurab Chiaberashvili arrived in the Tetritskaro district today and visited the family of Bekauris, which have two children under the age of 5 and two pensioners. Prime Minister handed over the state-funded insurance policies to the children and explained the details of the insurance program to the family members. Two pensioners of the family were given their insurance policies a few days before, when they took their pensions. The governmental program of insurance will begin in September 2012. Afterwards, Prime Minister visited a multi-profile medical center in Tstritskaro and talked with the staff of the hospital about the problems they have and the implementation of the reform of the medical sector.
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.