Prime Minister of Georgia has met with the representatives of leading media organizations of Georgia. The press conference was held at the Sheraton Metekhi hotel. It started at 11:00 a.m. and lasted over two hours. Prime Minister answered 35 questions, but the most controversial for journalists was the question about the alleged criminal activities of former defense minister Davit Kezerashvili, who is currently held in pre-trial detention in France.
Prime Minister was also asked about possible changes in the cabinet as it was demanded by the opposition due to some high profile and scandalous incidents. Irakli Gharibashvili said the fact that opposition disliked the work of some of the ministers, did not mean that the cabinet would be reshuffled.
Prime Minister said he would present the new chief prosecutor in a few days.
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.