NDP sends letter of protest to the Russian government
National Democratic Party of Georgia has sent a letter of protest to the government of Russia via the Swiss embassy, which is the mediator between Georgia and Russia after the two countries cut ties. Guram Chakhvadze told reporters today that they were objecting to the cyber-attack on the party`s official website from the IP address registered in Russia. The website of the party was hacked on June 26 and since then the cyber-attackers were stealing information from the party`s computer system. `The ambassador has promised me that they would hand this letter over to its addressee. In it we say that a cyber-attack occurred on our website from the IP address registered in Russia and we have qualified this fact as a cyber-terrorism and attack on Georgian political system,` Guram Chakhvadze said.
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.