The State Intelligence Service has a new chief - Gela Bezhuashvili has been replaced by Davit Sujashvili. Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili met with former and the new chiefs of the service today. He thanked Gela Bezhuashvili for his work in the office and wished success to the new chief on a new position. Prime Minister talked about the importance of the effective work of the Intelligence Service. Under the order of the Prime Minister, the budget of the State Intelligence Service in 2014 has been increased with GEL 3 million. The additional funds will be spent on the infrastructure development of the office, Davit Sujashvili has been so far working as the chief of the analytical department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 1999-2001, Davit Sujashvili worked at the State Intelligence Service of Georgia.
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.