Abashidze waiting for responding steps from Russia
Minister of Agriculture of Georgia says the negotiations with the Russian government would begin soon to discuss the return of Georgian wine and mineral water to the Russian Federation. Minister commented on the issue after the Prime Minister appointed former ambassador to Russia, Zurab Abashidze as his personal representative for the regulation of Georgia-Russia relations. Zurab Abashidze says that Moscow will be officially informed about yesterday`s decision and afterwards, Georgian side will be waiting for responding steps. `Now the main thing is to get the reaction from Russia. Yesterday`s decision will be sent to Moscow via diplomatic ties and afterwards, we`ll be waiting for their reaction. We wish their reaction were positive and only afterwards, we`ll contact the Russian side to agree on format of meetings and negotiations,` Zurab Abashidze said.
Nine persons have been arrested within the investigation launched after finding the scandalous videos of human torture and sexual abuse. The videos were along weapons and drugs in a secret store in Samegrelo last week.
Transparency International Georgia NGO has released a special statement regarding the decision of the Georgian judiciary to free the author of the prisoners` torture videos Vladimer Bedukadze from criminal responsibility completely.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili is meeting with foreign diplomats in order to introduce the details of the video archive, which includes the footage of the human torture and sexual abuse.
Brother of Mikael Kadiyev, Ramzan Kadiyev says his brother was offered a deal in custody. In the interview with a Georgian newspaper Kvela Siakhle, Ramzan Kadiyev spoke about the details of the offer. Mikael Kadiyev was arrested for preparing a terror attack in Georgia and afterwards was charged with illegal keeping of arms.