Russian online newspaper The Kommersant has published an interview with Georgia's new Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze. The correspondent emphasizes the Russian citizenship of Georgia' new minister and his close ties with Russian diplomats.
Mr. Vashadze has told the Kommersant that he is not going to refuse the Russian citizenship because he is the citizen of a country and not a specific government.
The newspaper has also got interested in the possible change of course of Georgian government towards Russia. Georgian minister says that any issue except the independence of the country, its sovereighnty and territorial integrity can become the subject of discussion.
The minister expects that Russia will soon change its policy towards Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.