Prime Minister presents new governors to nine regions
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has presented the governors to Georgia`s nine regions. Under the decision of the Prime Minister, the governor to the Kvemo Kartli Region will be Giorgi Mghebrishvili, who is a lawyer by profession; in Racha-Lechkhumi Region - Papuna Margvelidze, economist by profession; Samtskhe-Javakheti Region - Akaki Machuktadze; Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region - Levan Shonia, who was so far the regional police chief; Imereti Region - Zaza Mepharishvili, engineer by profession; Kakheti Region - Irakli Shiolashvili, former governor; Mtskheta-Mtianeti - Nugzar Kipiani; Shida Kartli - Zurab Rusishvili and Guria Region - Giorgi Chkhaidze.
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.