Kobi-Gudauri road section is in danger of avalanche
Kobi-Gudauri section of the Tbilisi-Larsi motorway is still in danger of avalanche - road brigades have suspended road cleaning works due to bad weather. Sada Gorge is completely isolated from the rest of the region; however, one-side movement is open towards Barisakho and Pshavi regions. Thirty villages of the Dusheti region have been also isolated by deep snow, which has damaged electricity network leaving the area in blackout. Traffic movement is also blocked up in Dusheti town. Road cleaning vehicles fail to reach the disaster area to clean up roads. Traffic was halted from Stefantsminda to Larsi border-point too. Weather forecast says it will stop to snow later today, however, temperature will continue to fall by the end of the week.
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.