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Thursday, August 20
Saakashvili will soon become Ukrainian Prime Minister -

Saakashvili will soon become Ukrainian Prime Minister, reports.

“As we were informed by an anonymous source, the Georgian ex-President will replace Arseniy Yatsenyuk soon,” says the edition.

Reports say Saakashvili’s appointment as Odessa governor was aimed at testing his readiness to take a serious post in Ukraine and he had successfully passed the test.

Recent reports said incumbent Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will become the head of the National Bank. (

Agriculture Minister says he is not informed of any changes in the government

Agriculture Minister Otar Danelia told reporters that he does not have any information about the expected changes in the government.

"I do not know anything about it,” he claimed.

When asked whether the issue was discussed with the head of the government, the Minister said there had not been any conversations of the sort.

The Alia newspaper reported about the alleged upcoming changes. According to the report, Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Justice might be dismissed.

“In 2016, when the term of office of National Bank President Giorgi Kadagidze expires, the post will be taken by Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

Davit Saganelidze, the leader of the parliamentary majority, will be appointed as Excursive Director of the Partnership Fund, while Irakli Kovzanadze will become the head of the new agency, the formation of which was vetoed by the President.

Saganelidze will presumably be replaced by Gia Volsky.

Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchasvili, Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani and Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri might also be dismissed,”- declared the newspaper. (

A heart-shaped lake in Georgia

The lake, which was (quite obviously) created and given shape by Mother Nature out of love for Georgian people, is located in one of Samegrelo region’s most picturesque corners.

From the foot of Egrisi mountain range, an amazing view of snow-covered peaks, emerald forests and a heart-shaped Kaliashi Lake opens up.

This lake is located at 2600m above sea level and is fed by snowfall, rainfall and underwater currents, which Georgia has plenty of. Just like the beautiful lakes of Tobavarchkhili, Kaliashi is a freshwater lake without any fish.

The shape of the lake, which occurred naturally, attracts many tourists, Georgian and foreign alike; many compare the view that opens from the lake’s location to a view of paradise. (

Tbilisi to host "Miss Planet 2015"

The winner will be crowned with an exclusive golden crown.

Beauties from around the world will gather at the beauty contest "Miss Planet 2015", which will be held in Georgia on September 12.

According to Oxu.Az, the correspondent of "News-Georgia" reports that the statement came from one of the organizers of the contest.

The finals will be held at the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Philharmonic. The winners of qualifying competitions of 35 different countries will come before the audience. Contestants will arrive in Georgia with delegations from 6 to 13 September.

"The first beauty of the planet will revealed by a competent jury. It will include representatives of 20 countries. The winner of the "Miss Planet 2015" is traditionally crowned with an exclusive golden crown. Winners of three places also receive gifts from sponsors of the contest," "News-Georgia" quotes the organizer of the contest. (

Visa-Free regime between Georgia and Uruguay

A visa-free regime between Georgia and Uruguay has been activated starting August 16. Citizens of both countries will have the opportunity to travel with 90-day stay.

The agreement was signed on June 24, 2015, within the framework of the first official visit of Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili to Uruguay. (

Man detained for murder of negligence

The officers of the Dusheti regional police division detained Gela Q. for a murder of negligence.

The investigation established that Gela Q., along with an accomplice, was cutting trees in the forest of Ananuri village when Vasil M.received trauma by a negligent cut and died at the place. The detainee, along with his accomplice, aimed to conceal the traces of crime and took the body to Tsilkani village the same day and buried in his land area.

Gela Q. was detained six days later in Mtskheta. He has already pleaded guilty.

An investigation is in progress on the charges of murder by negligence article 116, I part of the Criminal Code. (

Case of murder that took place in Kobuleti has been solved by MIA

The officers of Ajara Regional Main Division, as a result of immediate operative-searching and investigative activities, detained Revaz N. (DoB1995) in Kobuleti for premeditated murder.

The investigation established that the detainee inflicted injuries to the chest area of Giorgi N. (DoB 1986) with cold steel after a heated argument. The incident took place in the vicinity of the “Tropikanka” nigh club located in Kobuleti, after which Revaz N. attempted to flee the scene of the crime. He was detained by the law enforcers several minutes after the crime took place.

The victim died soon after he was transferred to the hospital. The detainee has already pleaded guilty.

An investigation is in progress on the charge of premeditated murder, according to article 108 of the Criminal Code. (