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Tbilisi demands from Kiev of explanations after Saakashvili's statement

The Georgian authorities will demand from the Ukrainian side explanations in connection with statements of the former President, now head of the Executive Committee of the national Council of reforms of Ukraine Mikhail Saakashvili that he does not recognize the legitimacy of the current Georgian leadership, said the head of the parliamentary Committee on defense and security Irakli Sesiashvili.

Earlier, Saakashvili said on his page on the social network Facebook, which does not recognize the legitimacy of the Georgian government. He also said that he would be "front line" during the parliamentary elections in Georgia in late October.

Georgia hopes to get to the list of countries with which the EU open border

The Georgian authorities hope that the country will get a list of the 15 States with which the European Union will open the border, said foreign Minister David Zalkaliani at the briefing.

Earlier in June, the European Commission proposed to EU member States to gradually open the external border for residents of third countries from 1 July. She, in particular, suggested to agree on a common list of third States, in which restrictions on entry into the Union can be withdrawn from this date. EK, among other things, recommended to open external border of the EU for residents of third States that open their borders to the EU. The EC proposed to include in this list the countries of the Western Balkans. As reported by AFP, the proposed list of countries from which it will be possible to visit Europe in July and which is approved by EU member States include Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.