A delegation of the RF Prosecutor General's Office, headed by Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov, has arrived in Tbilisi. The Russian prosecutor general will meet with his Georgian counterpart Nugzar Gabrichidze.
The Russian side demands that Georgia extradite Chechens, who were arrested at the Georgian-Russian border on their way back to Georgia from Russia. However Georgia will have grounds for the extradition, if only materials, proving the arrestees' relation to penal crimes and terrorist acts in Russia, are presented, Tbilisi officials announce.
At present the Chechens, who were detained by Georgian frontier guards on August 3 and 5, are in the invesigatory isolation ward of the Georgian State Security Ministry (MGB). They have been charged with violating the border, carrying concealed weapons, and exporting explosives. The penalty for these crimes can be 10 years of imprisonment.
The arrested Chechens plead not to give them over to Russia and to try them on the Georgian territory in accordance with the Georgian legislation, lawyers assert.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year