Prosecutor`s office interrogated the former convict, Goderdzi Jolokhava within the investigation of the case of Bacho Akhalaia, former defense minister - Jolokhava changed his testimony three times, each time saying he was under pressure of the confronted parties. Neither the witness, nor his lawyer made comments for media after the interrogation. Jolokhava first testified against Akhalaia, later he accused Minister of Justice and former chief prosecutor of forcing him to testify against Akhalaia, afterwards he told in a video interview with Objective TV Company and finally, he said he was against pressured by Akhalaia`s relatives and lawyers. Prosecutor started investigation of the case yesterday and interrogated the main witness to clarify which testimony was false.
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.