Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
Georgia’s Orthodox patriarch to visit Moscow to mark Russian patriarch’s 70th birthdaySociety & Culture October 23, 4:21
Iraqi forces enter last settlement on northern approaches to Mosul — mediaWorld October 23, 3:56
Azerbaijan’s president says his country will not increase oil outputBusiness & Economy October 23, 3:29
Second round of parliamentary election to be held in Lithuania on SundayWorld October 23, 2:49
Russian Duma delegation to take part in BRICS forum, IPU Assembly in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 2:11
Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 23, 1:36
Russian national delegation would be more effective at US election — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 1:09
TBILISI, May 21 (Itar-Tass) - Georgia’s former Prime Minister and former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili was detained on Monday in the city of Kutaisi on charges of office abuse, a spokesman for the Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office told journalists.
According to the spokesman, charges against Merabishvili include vote buying, embezzlement, and gross abuse of the office. These charges carry a punishment of from seven to twelve years in prison. “The Prosecutor General’s Office asks court to sanction Merabishvili’s arrest,” the spokesman said.
“Investigators have carried out a comprehensive and objective probe into Merabishvili’s repeated crimes against the man and the state when he occupied top government positions,” he added.