Prosecutor`s office makes definitions about Merabishvili`s trial
The office of the Prosecutor of Georgia has released a special statement regarding the closing of yesterday`s hearing on the case of UNM Secretary General Vano Merabishvili. The hearing was closed under the demand of the defense of the defendant. Prosecutor`s office defines that the defense demanded the closing of the hearing not to make the public learn from the first source about the violations committed by Merabishvili in the period he worked on senior positions. The court was discussing the misuse of authority by Merabishvili, which was expressed in the appropriation of the real estate of Teimuraz Pataridze in Adjara. Pataridze was questioned by the court yesterday. He confirmed that his house in Kvariati resort on Adjara seaside was appropriated by Merabishvili illegally and his family used to spend holidays there in May 2009. Pataridze reported the details proving Merabishvili`s fault.
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.