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.
Family and the police of 14 year-old Mariam Geguchadze have been searching for the girl almost for two weeks - the girl was having her holidays at Ureki resort and on June 30th she went to Batumi to visit her relatives.
Elmar Brok, Foreign Affairs Coordinator of the European People`s Party and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament, and Cristian Preda, EPP Group Coordinator on Foreign Affairs, express their strong concern over ongoing intimidation of the democratic opposition in Georgia.
The ballots for the runoff elections of local governments in Georgia will be delivered to the district election commissions and the polling stations by the end of the day. The runoff will be held tomorrow at 28 election district.
The special representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia in negotiations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze returned from Prague after concluding yet another round of meeting with the Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs, Gregory Karasin.
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Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has met with the Marshal of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz. The Polish guest announced at the meeting that the ratification of the Georgia-EU Association Agreement by the Polish parliament would take place in September, after the parliament of the country assembles again.