Representatives of the Public Service Hall of Georgia`s second largest city of Kutaisi joined the Week of Memory for the heroes fallen in the war for Georgia`s independence. The Georgian national flag was lowered outside the building in honor of the soldiers killed during the Russian intervention in August 2008.
The heroes were commemorated in the Black Sea town of Batumi as well. The vice prime minister, the chairman of the Adjarian government and Batumi mayor laid flowers on the memorial to the heroes fallen in the war of August 2008.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Georgian lawmakers have commented on the controversy about who should attend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly - the President or the Prime Minister, but the majority MPs think that the presence of double delegation would be inconvenient for the country anyway.
A day before the opening of the parliament`s autumn session, the Prime Minister of Georgia met with the chairpersons of the parliamentary factions. Meeting with the majority MPs was also attended by some of the ministers.