Interior Minister presented details of Feb.8 incident to foreign diplomats
Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili met with foreign diplomats today to present the video material depicting the work of the police officers and the incidents that occurred by the National Library on February 8th, 2013. Minister presented the video graphic of the scheme how the police had organized two security corridors towards the emergence entrances of the library, adding the members of the National Movement evaded the corridors and clashed with the crowd, which were mostly former political prisoners. Minister also emphasized the fact that the security for president`s visit had to be organized by the State Security Service, which is a subordinate structure to the president, but they did not agree security measures with MIA, neither did they carry out security measures separately. Minister said if this cooperation had taken place, the territory would be secured with security gates, with cooperation between the MIA officers and the state security guards and the incident would be avoided.
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.