Defense Minister visited Georgian military base in Afghanistan
Minister of Defence of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini together with the MoD delegation visited Afghanistan. Defence Minister and Chief of Joint Staff of GAF Lieutenant-General Devi Chankotadze arrived in Helmand province to meet with the Georgian military servicemen deployed in the military base “Shukvani”.
The top brass of MoD met with the ISAF Commander of Regional Command Southwest Major General Charles M. Gurganus and Commander of Task Force RC (SW) Major General David H. Berger. They briefed the Ministry officials on the progress of the mission.The Georgian military participate in the ISAF mission in Helmand as part of the U.S. contingent. Side by side with the American marines they have been performing a full range of security operations for six months. Their main task is to combat terrorism, conduct patrolling for the safety of population and to set up mobile controls posts in the operating zone of the province.
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.