Consulate does not confirm detention of Georgian sailor in Greece
The consulate of Georgia in Greece cannot confirm the reports about the detention of a Georgian sailor along with the crew of the ship captured in Greece. Consul Giorgi Archemashvili said in a telephone interview with Rustavi2 that no official information about the detention of the Georgian sailor has been reported to Georgian consulate.
`No information from the competent offices of the Greek government has yet been provided to Georgia about the detention of our citizen, but as unofficial report says, Greek coast guards have detained a ship with the charges of cigarette smuggling and there is one Georgian sailor along with Russian and Ukrainian ones on its board. We are trying to check up this information and clarify the identity of our citizen,` Giorgi Archemashvili said.
Ukraine`s foreign ministry has released an official report about the detention of the ship Stand-Land in the Portokalis Port. The same report says there are Georgian, Russian and Ukrainian citizens on the board of the arrested ship.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.