The United States embassy to Georgia has released a special statement regarding the facts of alleged pressure on opposition parties in the pre-election period. The U.S. embassy calls on the government of Georgia to ensure unbiased investigation of these facts.
`We are increasingly concerned about reports of campaign incidents and allegations of government pressure on candidates to withdraw and of opposition aggression toward election officials in certain specific locations prior to the June 15 municipal elections. We call on the authorities to objectively investigate these allegations and take steps, both technically and politically, to ensure that the high standards recognized by the international community in the last two elections are met in these upcoming elections. It is important for the government, each and every party, and every electoral district to play their part in consolidating the highest standards of democracy in this region,` the statement published on the official website of the embassy says.
Georgian Prime Minister reiterates support to Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders - Irakli Gharibashvili`s statement was published on the government`s website today.
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia has reviewed the situation in Ukraine - James Appathurai answered the questions of Rustavi2 journalist today.
Despite the escalation of military operations in Ukraine, the country`s government says no state of emergency will be imposed. The administration of the President of Ukraine has defined that in case the state of emergency is declared, Ukraine`s government will no longer be able to accept military assistance from any other nation.
The Georgian Prime Minister says the government of Georgia is expecting adequate response from the NATO member nations at the upcoming summit in Wales. According to Irakli Gharibashvili, the government worked hard during the past two years to achieve maximum effect and therefore, they expect adequate response to the work done.
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One of the leaders of the United National Movement, the party`s presidential candidate in the recent elections, has been summoned by the prosecutor`s office for interrogation. Bakradze has to arrive at the office of the prosecutor at 2 PM.
Georgia`s former president Mikheil Saakashvili has arrived in Ukraine after the escalation of tension in the country. Mikheil Saakashvili was welcomed by people outside the president`s administration with applauds.
The police arrested the person suspected of shooting three young men in a few minutes after the crime. The murder occurred in the Adigheni Region last night. Davit Kublashvili, 44, is the employ of the local public service agency.