Next part of the 31st battalion of the III Infantry Brigade of the GAF returned to Georgia from Afghanistan. The officials of the Defence Ministry welcomed the returned soldiers at the Alekseevka military airport. They congratulated the military on peaceful returng to homeland and successful completion of ISAF mission.
Military servicemen of the 31st Battalion carried out ISAF mission on the base “Leatherneck” in the province of Helmand during 7 months. Georgian contingent performed full spectrum operations in Afghanistan under the support of U.S. Marines. Their main task was to conduct patrolling in their operational area and setting up mobile control posts for security of local population. 31st Battalion will return to the motherland stage by stage. 300 soldiers of the Battalion arrived in Georgia several days ago. The Battalion will completely return to Georgia till the end of month. They are replaced in Afghanistan by the military personnel of 23rd Battalion of II Infantry Brigade.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has left for New York to participate in the 69th session of the UN General Assembly and other events. Irakli Gharibashvili will deliver a speech at the Assembly on September 26th.
The officials in the Adjara Region are currently registering the damage inflicted onto the region by the yesterday`s heavy rain and flood. They have already set up a special headquarters, which will monitor the disaster response activities.
Georgian national judo youth team has won the European Judo Team Championship 2014 for the second time in a row. The youth team trained by Gia Gugava participated in the European tournament in Bucharest with the title of Europe`s and world`s champion along with 12 national judo teams under 21.
The United National Movement expresses its concerns about the growth of criminal and the control of the situation by convicts in Georgia`s prisons. MP Irma Nadirashvili introduced the statement of the party to media today.
Georgian wrestlers arranged a rally outside the Ministry of Sports today, where a presidium is held to decide whether the president of the Wrestling Federation will keep the office. The veteran and acting athletes threw eggs to Kurtanidze, who managed to enter the ministry building only with the help of the police.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze has attended the 2014 Global Citizen Award Ceremony at the Atlantic Council during her visit to New York. At the fifth annual event, the Global Citizen honorees became Robert De Niro...