One part of the employs of the two companies, RMG Gold and RMG Copper has been rallying at the Kazreti Center of Culture since the morning today. The protestors are demanding improvement of their working environment, growth of salaries, collective contracts, insurance and return of the fired colleagues, who have also joined the protest. The rest of the employs, who have not joined the protest, call on their colleagues to return to their jobs and abstain from halting the process of the company`s work. The management of the RMG Group says the company has not stopped to operate, however, there are some obstructions caused by the protest of the staff. They have also defined that the staff cut was the result of the optimization carried out in the company.
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.