'We have exhausted all resources for a dialogue with Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze and will not meet with him futher,' said radical opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili in a meeting in Tbilisi yesterday. He also said that other opposition leaders including Nino Burdzhanadze and Zurab Zhvaniya maintain the same position.
Saakashvili also promised that he will collect enough signatures to force the resignation of Shevardnadze 'and then there will be no alternatives for the president.' He also called on the population to not sit at home, but to attend meetings and demonstrations and join in demanding the requirements of the people. The collection of signatures calling for Shevardnadze's resignation began on November 12 and is progressing slowly with approximately 2000 total signatures as of yesterday.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part