Tbilisi television mast was in black out for a few hours yesterday and the lights were turned on again after the chairperson of the Tbilisi Assembly Irakli Shikhiashvili arrived at the site to look into the problem. Deputy mayor, Irakli Abesadze was also there last night. He urged the assembly chairperson to promise that the rehabilitation of the mast would face no obstacles. The officials were mostly debating about the absence of the Tbilisi budget 2014, which the mayor`s deputy said was the main problem for covering electricity arrears for the mast lights, as well as for funding the rehabilitation of the mast. Tbilisi assembly chairperson downplayed the explanations of the municipal official and said the absence of the budget was not connected with the lighting of the mast.
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.