Candidate of the minister of economics Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the workers of the Chiatura coal mine, who have been on strike during past few days demanding the growth of their salaries and improvement of their working conditions. Giorgi Kvirikashvili has also talked with the director general of the Georgian Manganese, which is the management company of the coal mine, but no specific decision was taken. The miners are demanding growth of their salaries with 100%, while director general says the salaries will grow but not with 100%. The only issue which was agreed at yesterday`s meeting was the arrival of the representatives of the technical and construction monitoring agency of the economic ministry to Chiatura, who will be in charge of exploring the security norms in the coal mine. The protestors refuse to suspend the strike until their demands are satisfied.
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.