Chief prosecutor`s office released a statement in response to the allegation of Gigi Ugulava regarding the conviction record of the chief prosecutor, Otar Partskhaladze. `After the chief prosecutor`s office intensified investigations on a number of high-profile criminal cases and charged former senior officials in connection with these crimes, including Tbilisi mayor Giorgi Ugulava, the United National Movement with the instructions of these personalities have started and intensified the campaign aimed at blackmailing and discrediting chief prosecutor. After accusing him of meeting with the defendant Ivane Merabishvili, who is currently in prison, their attempt to announce him as a criminal has only one goal - to get the chief prosecutor off his position with any measures and cause dissonance in the work of the office. Considering the aforementioned, the chief prosecutor`s office will keep on doing its job, recognizing that fighting the crime has never been easy, and any question of the society will be fully answered and any attempt to show the investigation process as political persecution, will fail,` the statement says.
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.