Tbilisi Sakrebulo [City Assembly] has failed to adopt the municipal budget for 2014 with 18 votes against 21. The corrected version of the budget draft will be presented for adoption to Sakrebulo by the city government after a month. The failed draft was objected by the revision commission of the assembly regarding the transport infrastructure, communal vouchers, privileges on municipal transport, social assistances and water providing system rehabilitation projects. Consequently, the city will be without budget in the beginning of the New Year. The chairperson of the Sakrebulo says this will cause no problems for the residents of the capital. Minority thinks that the ruling faction had planned the rejection of the budget draft in advance. The discussion of the document was held with noisy debates at the assembly session.
Locals of the village of Ghurta of Khulo district of Adjara Region are expected to hold a large-scale protest rally. They are urging government to investigate the incident which took place in the village on March 8, 2014.
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.
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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.