New Rights object to study conducted by ruling party
New Rights Party object to the door-to-door study launched by the National Movement in the country. Pikria Chikhradze of the party announced at the briefing today that the ruling party had launched an expensive survey, in which the questions included are interesting and desirable only for the National Movement, The opposition party thinks that the questions are formulated so that the answers are profitable only for the ruling party and therefore the study aims at influencing the voters. The New Rights say the initiative of the 1000 GEL voucher program was also unacceptable for them. They assess the program as the attempt to win the voters over and therefore, the issue should be studied by the State Audit Office.
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.