Coordination Council monitors work of volunteers in Kakheti
President`s Personal representative to the Kakheti Region Levan Bezhashvili chaired the session of the disaster affected assistance coordination council in Kakheti Today. Levan Bezhashvili listened to the reports of the coordinators of the groups of volunteers, who are carrying out monitoring aiming at registering the damage inflicted onto the region by the disaster two weeks ago. The groups of volunteers were gathering information about the damage until late last night. 300 local volunteers visit each family with special questionnaires to register the damage to locals. The volunteers are also registering the assistance provided to the injured families; rehabilitation of roofs to the damaged buildings, distribution of chemicals and fertilizers and food products allocated by the government after the disaster. The groups of volunteers are still working in the region visiting families individually.
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.