May 26, the Independence Day of Georgia was marked in Rome, Italy on Saturday. Representatives of the Georgian Diaspora assembled at the meeting organized by the Georgian Embassy. Representatives of the Italian authorities were invited to the event. The guests said the two countries have been enjoying diplomatic relations for 20 years yet.
It was also reported that direct flights have been planned to be performed between Rome and Tbilisi.
The Independence Day of Georgia was also marked in Kiev, Ukraine yesterday. National folk ensembles took part in the concert supported by the Georgian Embassy. Singers from Tbilisi especially arrived in Tbilisi to participate in the concert.
Georgia`s ambassador to Ukraine Grigol Katamadze and Ukraine`s Culture and Sports Minister attended the concert.
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.