Defence Minister and U.S. Rear Admiral visit National Training Center Krtsanisi
Georgian Defence Minister Dimitri Shashkini and Deputy Director of Plans, Policy and Strategy, United States European Command Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery attended Command and Staff Training “Didgori 2012” at the “Krtsanisi” training base. Georgian Defence Minister and American Rear Admiral personally inspected the process of training and took a view of the traini facility.
The training course “Didgori 2012” is underway in Georgia through the support of the U.S. partners. It is rather an important exercise, during which commanding skills are improved. The military servicemen taking part in the training are interacting under a modeled scenario and operatively fulfil the tasks. Given that the Total Defence of a new 3 Ts Concept foresees training and instructing of military servicemen, Command and Staff exercises like that are attached a great significance.
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.