A minibus heading from Shatili remote region to Tbilisi fell in the ravine. The road accident occurred in the village of Kakhmati. The bus was carrying final form pupils from an excursion. The minibus, the driver of which failed to control he wheel, was turned on its side, when the rescuers and police officers arrived at the side. The rescuers managed to take the children out of the bus. 17 pupils were injured in the accident, three of whom were transferred to Ghudushauri hospital. Doctors say their health state is very grave; however, their lives have been saved. Other pupils were distributed to different hospitals in Tbilisi, Mtskheta and Dusheti. The children will be discharged soon.
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.