President visited Ozurgeti district of Guria Region
President of Georgia met with locals in the village of Bakhvi, Ozurgeti district of the Guria Region. Mikheil Saakashvili met with the crowd in the centre of the village and listened to their problems. President introduced the details of the government`s social programs and its priorities, which are mostly focused on the improvement of insurance programs, 1000 GEL social vouchers and increased pensions, which will be issued to the pensioners from September 2012. After the visit to this village, Mikheil Saakashvili and Minister of Regional Development Ramaz Nikolaishvili went to Ireki resort to observe the ongoing works along the beach.
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.