A large-scale military exercise – with German Bundeswehr participation – aimed at Georgia’s integration into NATO operations, will end on Wednesday. This is the „Noble Partner“ exercise’s fourth itineration since 2015, extending the already bloated war exercises, held by US and NATO troops in Eastern and Southeastern Europe since the escalation of the Ukraine conflict, to the southern Caucasus.
The Central Bank of Georgia has rejected reports that Tbilisi has closed down the accounts of Iranian nationals in the country, informed sources said.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday pledged deeper security and economic support for Georgia and called on Russia to withdraw its forces from the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia under a 2008 ceasefire agreement.
Georgia maintains strict zero-tolerance drug policies. Random drug tests by police are common, and small amounts of recreational drugs can land people in prison for years. Tbilisi’s clubs are at the forefront of a movement to change the country’s drug laws, especially Bassiani, which has close ties to the activist group White Noise.
At least five people are dead after a Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashed Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. near the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, according to the Georgia Air National Guard.
Opposition supporters blocked interstate roads from Armenia to Georgia and Iran on Wednesday, local media reported. „Today all the people demand one thing: our leader Nikol Pashinyan should become the prime minister, 55 MPs from the Republican Party should accept this,“ said one of the organizers of the protesters who initiated the blocking of the road to Georgia near the city of Sevan. A similar situation exists on the road connecting Armenia and Iran. On the outskirts of the town of Vayk, local residents drove large trucks and dump trucks, chanting anti-government slogans.