Leader of the South Ossetia occupant regime Leonid Tibilov, who won the so-called president`s elections a few weeks ago, has dismissed prime minister Vadim Brovtsev. Tibilov appointed a Russian businessman from Samara, Rostik Khugaev as the interim head of the so-called South Ossetian government. Khugaev was so far the president of a Russian company Amond, which controls construction business in Samara. The representatives of the administration of the so-called president say that Khugaev has been already instructed to form a new structure of the government.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Georgian lawmakers have commented on the controversy about who should attend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly - the President or the Prime Minister, but the majority MPs think that the presence of double delegation would be inconvenient for the country anyway.
A day before the opening of the parliament`s autumn session, the Prime Minister of Georgia met with the chairpersons of the parliamentary factions. Meeting with the majority MPs was also attended by some of the ministers.