Minister of Health and Social Care and President`s Special Representative to the disaster affected Kakheti Region met with the group of volunteers, who are in charge of registering the damage inflicted onto the region and gave them special instructions in order to conduct the process of registration scrupulously. Zurab Chiaberashvili and Levan Bezhashvili met with the volunteers in the village of Kurdghelauri and discussed the works carried out and plans for the future. The volunteers have been assigned to describe all details in special questionnaires. The 28,000 families, who were affected by the disaster, will be paid their compensations in August; as for the rehabilitation of the damaged buildings, Health Care Minister said 2,500 of the 4,000 damaged buildings already had new roofs. Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili is also in Kakheti. He met with farmers in the village of Kisiskhevi together with the members of the Agriculture Scientific Academy. Prime Minister asked the academicians to join the process of implementation of new governmental programs. The government will also follow the recommendations given by the scientists in the process of assistance to farmers in the disaster affected region.
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.
Parliament of Georgia has adopted the resolution on Ukraine - the draft resolution was proposed by the parliamentary majority. The majority and the minority debated on some points of the resolution during past two days, as the opposition was demanding insertion of the paragraph in the document on imposing sanctions to Russia.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili calls on the Ukrainian government to ignore the recommendations by the ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili. In the interview with Georgian Public Broadcaster, Prime Minister recollected the developments in Georgia in 2008...