The European Union will grant Georgia EUR30m. This decision was announced after a meeting between Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, Rustavi 2 television channel reported. Georgia is to use the funds to finance its infrastructure and economic projects, construction of penal system facilities and grain purchases.
Earlier Georgian president reported that Georgia would receive a EU grant worth $EUR15m. Today Saakashvili is to meet NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
According to Russian officials, the detainees are employees of the private security company who were on their way to Latin America via Minsk and Istanbul. Lukashenko calls Russian officials liars