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.
The representatives of the Joint Staff of Georgian Armed Forces pay visit to Afghanistan. Under the decision of Minister of Defence of Georgia, Deputy Chief of the JS COL Lasha Beridze, Head of Military Police Department Kakha Chikhradze, Commander of Eastern Operative Grouping LTC Grigol Chelidze and Chief of the Staff of Engineer Brigade of Western Operative Grouping LTC Gocha Shavgulidze arrived in Afghanistan.
Lawmakers discussed legislative initiative on amending the law on higher education institutions, which aims at changing the rule of appointing rectors - according to the initiative, rectors of the universities will be appointed by Prime Minister of Georgia.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia says the government will ignore any provocation by the Russian side and use only diplomatic and peaceful measures to suspend the process of installation of new fences and expansion of occupation boundary line along the occupied territories of Georgia.
A 65-old man has been arrested for an attempt of sexual abuse of a three year-old child. The incident occurred in Kakheti Region two weeks ago. Mother of the child and locals say the man taking the child to his home trying for sexual abuse, but the mother of the child followed them and saved her child from violence.
Corporal Levan Shakaia, who was missing from the Senaki military base since Hune 8th, was found by the police late last night. The family and the colleagues along with police have been searching for him after he missed the evening check...