IRI, NDI to send observers to Georgia for parliamentary elections
United States government has allocated two million US dollars to sponsor the presence of international observers at the parliamentary elections in Georgia this fall. The representatives of the International Republican Institute [IRI] and National-Democratic Institute [NDI] will arrive in Georgia on July 18th, 2012 - ambassador of the United States to Georgia John Bass announced today. The observers will monitor not only the process of vote, but the pre-election campaigns as well. International observers will be sent to all regions of Georgia. Ambassador also voiced a new initiative of the U.S. government, which is going to facilitate involvement of women candidates in election process.
The separatists in Ukraine have launched a counter-offensive - reports say that the town of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov has been captured by the rebels and they are now heading towards the port of Mariupol, which has been peaceful so far after being regained by the Ukraine`s forces two months ago.
Abkhazian puppet regime and Russia will sign mutual assistance agreement by the end of the year - the so-called president of the Abkhazian puppet regime, Raul Khajimba and Russian president Vladimir Putin agreed at the meeting held in the Kremlin yesterday.
Georgia`s former president Mikheil Saakashvili has posted on his official page on facebook regarding the recent developments in Ukraine. Saakashvili says that the conflict on the Ukrainian land is not a separatist conflict, but a Russian invasion and a war.
The Minister of Health and Social Care of Georgia, Davit Sergeenko pays a working visit to Ukraine together with a team of doctors aiming at providing assistance to their Ukrainian colleagues in treating the injured and wounded people in the battles against separatists.
Prime Minister of Georgia will chair the governmental delegation, which will leave for Turkey today to attend the inaugural ceremony of the president-elect of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoghan. Over fifty delegations have been invited to the ceremony, which will be held in the capital city of Ankara.