Belarus reports attempt of Kutaisi-Minsk flight liner`s hijack
Belarusian intelligence service reports the attempt of a Georgian national, a passenger of the Kutaisi-Minsk flight, to hijack the liner. According to the report, the passenger sent a written note to the crew chief that he would explode the plane unless they flew to one of the European states. 32 passengers were on board during the incident. The pilots landed the plane in the Minsk airport. The author of the letter was identified and it was the citizen of Georgia. After the negotiations, the suspect surrendered to the Belarus security service. The passengers safely left the board of the plane after the detention of the suspect.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.