Former prime minister of Georgia Vano Merabishvili has commented on the video released on internet yesterday. The video was taken during the Mukhrovani mutiny and it shows how the officials planned measures to fight the uprising. In it, Merabishvili says that he needs `two corpses` the video caused serious scandal among politicians, however, Merabishvili made definitions at his trial at Kutaisi court today. `I am not ashamed that I said this. We had information that along with those persons participating in the mutiny, which everybody knows, two Russian advisers, GRU spies were also participating and we were informed that the insurgents killed both of them to cover this fact. The video shows that I was giving an order about finding these two bodies in order to prove the connection of Russian intelligence with the mutineers.
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.