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.
Locals of the village of Ghurta of Khulo district of Adjara Region are expected to hold a large-scale protest rally. They are urging government to investigate the incident which took place in the village on March 8, 2014.
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.