`Russian power has been occupied by an illegitimate government,` Russian opposition leaders have said after the CEC announced first results of the presidential election, according to which Vladimir Putin has returned to power as the president. Russian opposition is preparing for large-scale demonstrations.
Putin`s tears, he shed at the meeting with his supporters on Menezh Square in Moscow last night after the victory in presidential elections, prompted American Senator John McCain to make a post on his page on Twitter today.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili commented on the recent developments in Russia, presidential elections and the statements of Russian authorities in regards with Georgia during his visit to Akhmeta today.
Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Giorgi Baramidze and Georgian Ambassador to NATO Gega Mgaloblishvili visited the Georgian military servicemen wounded in Afghanistan. Three Georgian servicemen of 31st battalion are going through a course of medical treatment in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Ninth Channel - the television owned by leader of the Georgian Dream opposition movement Bidzina Ivanishvili, has a new director. Lasha Shonia has been substituted by the former chief of the Maestro Television Kakha Bekauri.
Leader of the Georgian Dream political movement Bidzina Ivanishvili commented on the death of a Georgian citizen, Soso Kimeridze at the briefing today. Kimeridze`s death at the Khashuri police station was qualified as an accident by the investigation;
Minister of Internal Affairs will soon issue a decree on new regulations for more procedural transparency at the police stations - this is how the minister commented on the death of Soso Kimeridze in the Khashuri police station, which was officially assessed as an `accident`, despite the allegations of some opposition leaders that the man was tortured and killed by officers.