Defense Minister visited Georgian military base in Afghanistan
Minister of Defence of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini together with the MoD delegation visited Afghanistan. Defence Minister and Chief of Joint Staff of GAF Lieutenant-General Devi Chankotadze arrived in Helmand province to meet with the Georgian military servicemen deployed in the military base “Shukvani”.
The top brass of MoD met with the ISAF Commander of Regional Command Southwest Major General Charles M. Gurganus and Commander of Task Force RC (SW) Major General David H. Berger. They briefed the Ministry officials on the progress of the mission.The Georgian military participate in the ISAF mission in Helmand as part of the U.S. contingent. Side by side with the American marines they have been performing a full range of security operations for six months. Their main task is to combat terrorism, conduct patrolling for the safety of population and to set up mobile controls posts in the operating zone of the province.
Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, Sozar Subari told Alia newspaper that the video tapes discovered in the secret storage in Samegrelo two days ago, include the footage of sexual abuse of prisoners and not only prisoners.
Russia will begin negotiations with Georgia about resuming air communication with Georgia. Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksandr Lukashevich said that negotiations on resuming direct flights between the two countries would begin in near future.
Public Defender of Georgia says the Ministry of Internal Affairs has violated the presumption of innocence when they announced after the detention of Mikail Kadiyev that he was organizing a terror attack in Georgia. Finally, Kadiyev was charged with illegal carrying and keeping of arms.
United National Movement is concerned about the fall of the index of economic growth in the country. Giorgi Vashadze of the parliamentary minority says the official data released the State Department of Statistics shows that both import and export were reduced during the past month.