Saakashvili expresses sorrow over famous footballer`s death
Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili expressed his sorrow and offered his condolences to the family of famous Georgian footballer Ramaz Shengelia, who died today of sudden hearty attack at the age of 55.
"This is a big loss for the Georgian society because Ramaz Shengelia was much more than a sportsman for us. For Georgia, he was a symbol of very significant feeling, emotion, success. In his life, I knew him quite well, he was a very timid and good person and I`d like a lot of patriots like him to be born in our country", he said.
President of Georgia has released a special statement on his facebook page regarding the detention of the UNM secretary general Vano Merabishvili and president`s representative to Kakheti Region, former minister of health care Zurab Chiaberashvili.
Radio Liberty has recorded an interview with a representative of the U.S. Department of State regarding the detention of secretary general of the United National Movement Vano Merabishvili and president`s representative to Kakheti Region Zurab Chiaberashvili.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin hosted the leader of the puppet regime of the Tskhinvali occupied region Leonid Tibilov at the Sochi presidential residence and discussed the social-economic problems in Georgia`s breakaway region.
Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs met with his counterpart in Baku and discussed continuation of cooperation. Irakli Gharibashvili pays a working visit to Azerbaijan. The two ministers discussed the police reform carried out in Georgia in recent years.
State Security Secretary of Georgia Giga Bokeria has assessed the detention of the UNM leaders, Vano Merabishvili and Zurab Chiaberashvili as a political oppression, which aims at destroying political opponents by the Prime Minister of Georgia. Giga Bokeria gave interview to Rustavi 2 in the United States.
Vano Merabishvili and Zurab Chiaberashvili have been charged with four different charges by the West Georgia Prosecutor`s Office yesterday - today the Kutaisi Court will mull over the preventive measures against the secretary general of the United National Movement ...