United States government may use sanctions against Ukraine - Spokesperson of the Department of State Jen Psaki announced at the daily briefing. Jen Psaki said all policy options, including sanctions, are on the table in our view. But obviously, that still is being evaluated. White House has also condemned the dispersal of demonstration in Kiev by the Berkut riot police. EU Foreign Police Commissioner Catherine Ashton summed up her meeting with the president of Ukraine. She said the president wanted to sign the EU association agreement, but these words should be confirmed with decisions and acts. German and British foreign offices have also commented on the developments in Ukraine. William Hague and Guido Westerwell called on the confronted parties to keep peace. They also condemned the decisions of the Ukraine`s government. Poland expressed its protest by recalling its ambassador from Ukraine.
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.