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Monday, September 1
Georgia receives assistance

On August 29 a second shipment of humanitarian aid provided by the Romanian authorities arrived in Georgia. It consists of about four and a half tonnes of medical materials (injection, syringes etc.)

This follows the first shipment (8 tonnes of medicines worth 1.2 million Euro), which arrived in Tbilisi on the occasion of the visit paid by H.E. Traian Basescu, the President of Romania, on 21st August 2008. (The Messenger)

American Senator distributes humanitarian aid In Gori

American Senator Bob Korker has distributed humanitarian relief in Gori.

The Senator, together with Lado Vardzelashvili, Governor of the Shida Kartli region, has already visited various sites bombed by Russian aggressors during the recent Georgian-Russian conflict. He has met citizens damaged by the aggression and familiarized himself with their problems. Georgian MP Koba Subeliani is also attending the distribution of humanitarian relief in Gori.

The construction company “Arci” has begun restoring houses destroyed by military operations in the city. (Prime-News)

Not only Georgia suffered in the conflict over Abkhazia and South Ossetia – Ambassador of Kazakhstan

Not only has the economy of Georgia suffered as a result of the conflict over Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but those of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. This was stated by the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Azerbaijani Republic, Serik Primbetov, who noted that Kazakhstan transported a part of its energy resources via Azerbaijan and Georgia to the world markets.

“We would like the conflict to finish as soon as possible” the diplomat noted, adding that Kazakhstan, like Azerbaijan was interested in the stabilization of the situation in Georgia.

Asked about the Transkazakhstan railway project, Serik Primbetov noted that the issue was being discussed. “This project will connect the “Friendship” railway junction with Aktau port. Specialists are preparing a feasibility study for it. Freight from China will be transported through the Caspian Sea, via Azerbaijan and Georgia to the Black Sea and then to Europe”, the diplomat noted, as “News Azerbaijan” informs. Black Sea Press)

17 unknown soldiers buried in communal grave in Mukhadgverdi

17 unknown soldiers have been buried in a communal grave in Mukhadgverdi. Representatives of the Ministry of Defence and General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces attended the ceremony that was held with military honours. Shalva Dolidze, commander of one of the battalions of 4th Infantry Brigade, whose body had been identified, was buried with them.

43 corpses of Georgian soldiers have been passed to the Georgian side by Ossetian separatists. 26 presently unidentified soldiers were buried on August 28. (Prime-News)