Georgian Greens disapprove foreign minister`s candidacy
The leader of the Georgian Greens briefed today objecting to the candidacy of Grigol Vashadze, who has been nominated as the minister of foreign affairs of Georgia. ``We are demanding speeding up the adoption of the law on lustration in order to stop the appointment of citizens of our adversary state on strategic positions,` Giorgi Gachechiladze said and called upon the government to check up the biography of Grigol Vashadze and the constitution of Russia attentively. `When we are in fact in the state of war, the government is appointing a representative of the Russian government on a leading position. Vashadze worked in one of the most confidential departments of the USSR foreign ministry, the department of Space and Nuclear Weapons. Moreover, this man is the citizen of Russia and he himself confirmed this in the interview with Russian Kommersant,` Gachechiladze argued.
Government of Georgia has a long-term and systematic vision to the direction of sports development - the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in his speech at the conference dedicated to the sports development.
The officers of the Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have arrested six persons with the charges of money extortion in group. The special operations were simultaneously conducted in Tbilisi and Batumi.
Prime Minister of Georgia has expressed his concerns on the detention of the TV3 crew by Russian occupants. Irakli Gharibashvili says such facts affect the process of normalizing relations with Russia.
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NGO Article 42 of the Constitution has expressed its concerns regarding the detention of the TV3 report crew by the Russian occupants and offered legal assistance to the management of the television and the detainees.
One more candidate for Tbilisi mayor has been nominated today - Irakli Ghlonti is the chairperson of the political union the Reformers. Irakli Ghlonti has four-year experience of working in the self-government structures.
Two persons gave a telephone call to Rustavi2 this morning reporting the situation in the Tskhinvali prison. They said they were among those seven Georgians, who were arrested by the occupants with different charges.
Police have solved the crime that occurred on Chavchavadze Avenue outside the first building of the Tbilisi State University. The officers have arrested a 21 year-old man, who is accused of deliberately inflicting less grave injury.