Georgian rescuers have saved one Armenian alpinist, who was stuck on 4,500 meter height of the Ushba Peak for past few days. The rescuers have also succeeded to help a group of Italian tourists. Five tourists could not get down from the alpine zone of Lentekhi due to bad weather conditions. The rescuers took the tourists from 2,000 meters height of the peak by a helicopter. The members of the Russian expedition, one member of which died three days ago, are already in Mestia thanks to the help of Georgian rescuers. The accident took place at the height of 3700 meters. The alpinist died when ascending Ushba.
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.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.