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Friday, September 3
Local soldiers of Akhalgori replaced

Sakartvelos Respublika writes that soldiers from Tskhinvali have settled in the occupied territory of Akhalgori. Akhalgori local residents say that about two weeks ago there was a visit of so called Border Defence committee representatives to Akhalgori, who carried out the changes. People say that the separatist regime of South Ossetia does not trust the local people who are mostly of Ossetian origin.

The newly arrived soldiers from Tskhinvali, together with Russian occupiers stand at the checkpoint in the village of Mosabruni, Akhalgori district, and jointly check each automobile and minibus which crosses the so called border.

IDPs' message to the world

A message of the internally displaced people in Georgia will be sent to the UN headquarters soon. The letter, which is in the form of an ancient scroll, has toured every region of Georgia in which IDPs reside and over 5000 people have signed it, Akhali Taoba reports.

The authors of the letter call upon the whole world to impose more pressure on Russia and force the occupier country to pull out its forces from the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region and help the IDPs to return home.

Today, the letter was taken to the Hotel Caucasus in Tbilisi, where the IDPs have been living since they fled their homes. They joined the appeal and signed the letter, which will be sent to the UN headquarters.

Textbooks for vulnerable children

The process of textbook distribution to vulnerable schoolchildren has been launched, Rezonansi reports.

The textbooks will first be sent to Imereti, Samegrelo and Svaneti regions. The Education Minister first deputy Koka Seperteladze attended the process of distribution to the Education resource centers and public schools.

The distribution will take until September 14. School headmasters and representatives of Education resource centers will receive the textbooks and distribute them to vulnerable school children.

It is the first time that textbooks will be distributed free of charge to all students from socially vulnerable families.

8 million GEL has been allocated for this program by the Georgian government.