Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Russian Foreign Ministry has released a statement about the telephone conversation between foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the co-chairperson of the Geneva international negotiations on Georgia-Russia issues.
The official statement says that the conversation was initiated by Philippe Lefort. The EU special envoy expressed his concerns regarding the decision of the Abkhazian puppet regime to declare EUMM head Anjei Tishkevich as persona non-grata. Philippe Lefort said this decision might seriously affect Geneva negotiations.
According to the Russian MFA, Mr. Lavrov told the EU envoy that the issue should be discussed with the representatives of the Sokhumi government as the fully fledged participants of the Geneva negotiations.
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has confirmed that the detention of former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili was briefly discussed at the meeting with diplomatic corps today. Prime Minister told journalists after the meeting that they mostly focused on the basic problems of the country and the ways for their solution.
Prime Minister has sent official document to the president to confirm the candidacy of Shalva Pipia as the minister of agriculture. The previous minister resigned from his position due to a scandal of machinations revealed in the ministry, which ended in detention of several employs.
Chief prosecutor of Georgia has reiterated after the statement of the Prime Minister that the interrogation of the president was quite expectable. In the interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper...
Georgian nationals residing in Germany assembled outside the Georgian embassy to condemn the violence that occurred during a two opposing rallies in Tbilisi on May 17. Local human rights NGOs were also present at the demonstration.
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U.S. Secretary of State congratulates Georgian people on the Independence Day. The statement, John Kerry emphasizes importance of the partnership between Georgia and the United States. The official statement was published on the website of the Department of State.
Former health minister and currently president`s representative to Kakheti region, Zurab Chiaberashvili believes that the current government will not be able to influence on the judiciary at the trials and he will be able to prove his innocence as well as the arrested ex-prime minister and UNM leader Vano Merabishvili.
Former defense minister of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini thinks the efforts of the current government to get Merabishvili away from politics will be useless. Secretary general of the United National Movement Vano Merabishvili was sent to custody for four different charges by Kutaisi city court yesterday.
Ex-minister of health and currently the president`s representative to Kakheti Region, Zurab Chiaberashvili has been released from the Kutaisi N2 prison after his family paid 20,000 GEL bail according to the ruling of the Kutaisi city court announced late last night.