Saakashvili, Usupashvili agree to continue dialogue
Meeting between the president of Georgia and the parliament chairperson at the president`s chancellery yesterday created a prospect of taking correct decisions - no specific decision was taken at that meeting, though they say discussion will continue both President and the speaker said at the press conference held after the meeting. Mikheil Saakashvili, Davit Usupashvili and Davit Bakradze discussed recent developments in the country including the February 8 incident at the national library. The sides had differences on many issues, though their positions coincided in the following - these differences should be clarified by dialogue and not by confrontations in the streets. Mikheil Saakashvili called on the Prime Minister to join these negotiations. The briefing even grew into political debates for a while.
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.