Chief of Staff of Armed Forces resigns
Reportedly, the Chief of the United Staffs of Georgian Armed Forces Giorgi Kalandadze has resigned, though the president has not signed his resignation yet. Kalandadze was appointed by President Saakashvili about a month ago.
General Kalandadze has been serving in the national armed forces since 1995 and he had worked as the head of the fourth infantry brigade, chief designate of the land forces and the first deputy chief of the united staffs of armed forces in this period.
Minister of Defense of Georgia Irakli Alasania will introduce the candidacy of the new chief of staff of armed forces in the evening today. Accordnig to Georgian legislation, it`s the competence of Georgian president to appoint the new chief.
It has been already reported that the Minister will present the candidacy of the brigade general Vakhtang Kapanadze, who had occupied this position once in the several years ago. Currently, Kapanadze works on one of the leading positions in the foreign intelligence office. Vakhtang Kapanadze is a U.S.-educated military serviceman; he is the academician of the Georgian Military Engineering Academy.