Leaders of the Christian Democratic Movement arrived today in the town of Senaki of Samegrelo Region to pay tribute to the memory of Georgian heroes killed in the Georgia-Russia war in August 2008. They laid flowers on the memorial to Zhiuli Shartava the Georgian politician and the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia who was killed by Abkhaz militants during the ethnic cleansing of Georgians in Abkhazia in 1993.
A horse race was also held in Senaki today in memory of the fallen soldiers. The race is held every year on the initiative of the Christian Democratic Party. Young people of several villages of Senaki district participated in the race Winners were awarded medals.
"Senaki also was the epicenter of the war activities in 2008. Senaki was bombed, Samegrelo was bombed. People were killed here, among them were not only militants but civilians. We paid tribute to their memory and prayed with them. Let Georgia never need a war again but if its necessity appears, let whole Georgia, including Samegrelo, be consolidated for defending the integrity of the country", Leader of the Christian Democratic Movement Giorgi Targamadze said.
Georgian Prime Minister reiterates support to Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders - Irakli Gharibashvili`s statement was published on the government`s website today.
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia has reviewed the situation in Ukraine - James Appathurai answered the questions of Rustavi2 journalist today.
Despite the escalation of military operations in Ukraine, the country`s government says no state of emergency will be imposed. The administration of the President of Ukraine has defined that in case the state of emergency is declared, Ukraine`s government will no longer be able to accept military assistance from any other nation.
The Georgian Prime Minister says the government of Georgia is expecting adequate response from the NATO member nations at the upcoming summit in Wales. According to Irakli Gharibashvili, the government worked hard during the past two years to achieve maximum effect and therefore, they expect adequate response to the work done.
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