A scandal erupted during arrangements for the election of a new speaker of Georgian parliament. Secret vote bulletins were discovered to contain numbers written with special ink appearing only under heat or strong light. It is not clear who and why had put the "secret signs" on the papers. New bulletins are being printed right in the conference hall. Member of a temporary counting commission Vakhtang Khmaladze said a fraud attempt had been revealed. The commission, he added, insists investigation into the incident be opened.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said