The collapse of the residential building located on 26 May Street in Batumi

Published in Justice
Friday, 08 October 2021 13:46

As soon as the notification on the collapse of the residential building located on 26 May Street in Batumi was received at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, rescue and police forces were mobilized at the site, as well as ambulance crews.

According to initial reports, the entrance of the residential building collapsed. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters evacuated the population from the neighboring flats of the collapsed residential building, as well as from vehicles caught in the debris.

At the moment, the area is being cleared of rubble and active search and rescue operations are underway. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched an investigation on the fact of building collapse; the information regarding the number of injured persons is being clarified at the moment.

Along with firefighters, special equipment has already been mobilized at the site, including aerial ladder fire truck. In addition, the staff of the Special Tasks Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Forensic-Criminalistics Department have also been mobilized. The additional live force is being deployed from the neighboring regions of Adjara as well.

The territory adjacent to the accident is condoned off due to security measures. The Ministry of Internal Affairs calls on the citizens, as well as the representatives of all media sources on the ground, to follow the instructions of the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and to observe the safety norms.


Published in Justice
Monday, 05 July 2021 17:51

First of all, the Ministry of Internal Affairs condemns actions motivated by violence, including any form of violence against media representatives. We call on citizens gathered in the streets of the capital to observe law and order, adhere to the rightful requests of the police and protest any issue within the frames of the law. 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs launched an investigation with regard to illegal activities carried out at the offices of the “Shame Movement” and “Tbilisi Pride” in Tbilisi under the Article 187 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages damage or destruction of another person’s property.

Some of the citizens gathered on Rustaveli Avenue tried to break into the office of the “Shame Movement” behind the Parliament building. Journalists were in the office and were covering the current events. Rally participants also damaged their equipment.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia launched an investigation under the Article 187 (Damage or Destruction of another Person’s Property) on the fact of removal of a flag, destruction and damage of inventory by demonstrators from the “Tbilisi Pride” office located at N17 Akhvlediani Street in Tbilisi.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already informed the society that, in addition to already mentioned violations, the investigation was also launched on the facts of violence against media representatives and illegal interference in their professional activities occurred today on Rustaveli Avenue. All relevant investigative activities will be carried out on the stated facts and all materials reflecting incidents will be examined.
We call on the mass media members, taking into account the existing risks to cooperate with the police, to take into account the instructions and recommendations of the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The police forces remain mobilized in the streets of the capital and continue maintenance of public order. We once again call on everyone to follow the requirements of the law. Otherwise, the police will act within its’ own mandate and each case of violation will be prevented and a strict legal response will be followed.

Statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – Nikanor Melia is detained

Published in Justice
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 11:40

The decision of Tbilisi City Court Judge - Nino Chakhnashvili announced on February 17 of the current year, to use the norm of detention against Nikanor Melia has been executed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs – Nikanor Melia is detained.
The law enforcers warned the citizens gathered in front and inside the office of the “United National Movement" located on the Kakheti Highway, Tbilisi, not to obstruct the representatives of the police in the execution of the court decision and gave a reasonable time.
Despite numerous warnings from the side of the Ministry on the spot, the gathered demonstrators at the party office did not obey the lawful request of the police and offered resistance to the law enforcement officers.
Thus, the police applied coercive measures and special means provided by law to enforce their official duties entrusted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs by the court.

USS Donald Cook entered the Territorial Waters of Georgia

Published in military
Saturday, 06 February 2021 11:15

The Coast Guard Department of the Border Police under the Ministry of Internal Affairs is hosting USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) in the territorial waters of Georgia. The ship was greeted by the Director of the Coast Guard Department, CAPT Ramaz Papidze and representatives of the same department.

The visit serves to highlight the continued maritime cooperation between the U.S. and Georgia to promote regional peace and stability.

The visit is held in line with the recommendations from the World Health Organization and the National Center for Disease Control. In order to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19, the meetings are to be held remotely, through VTC.

Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer "Donald Cook" is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. 6th Fleet conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

"Donald Cook" will leave the territorial waters of Georgia tomorrow, February 6, after the completion of a joint training with the GCG.


Published in Justice
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 09:48

According to the laboratory test results taken in recent days, it has been confirmed that 11 employees from various structural units under the Ministry of Internal Affairs were infected with COVID 19 disease. Out of 11 confirmed cases – 7 have been registered at Border Management and Coordination Main Division of the Patrol Police Department, 3 in Mestia municipality, where firefighter, Security Policemen and Border Police officer tested positive for the disease, while 11th case was confirmed in Tbilisi, to Security Police inspector.

All seven employees of Border Management and Coordination Main Division were fulfilling their official duties at Dariali border crossing point. At this moment, they have already been transferred to Tbilisi Infectious Disease Hospital.
The health condition of all infected employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is stable at this stage.
Epidemiologists are actively studying their contacts. More than 20 employees, being in interaction with the infected persons, have already been transferred to the quarantine zone.
In the workspaces of the mentioned employees, disinfection activities were carried out, including service car fleet, that has already been treated with special solutions.
It should be noted that the staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs strictly follows recommendations of the World Health Organization as well as norms norms defined by the safety protocol when working with citizens.
In coordination with the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, targeted testing for coronavirus is carried out on a regular basis to employees of various departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.


Published in World
Monday, 10 August 2020 16:49

On August 10, 2020, an online meeting of the heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs R.Meredov and the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan N.Amannepesov with the Director of the European Regional Bureau of the World Health Organization Dr. Hans Kluge took place.

As part of a constructive conversation, the parties discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, in particular, effective cooperation between Turkmenistan and WHO in the field of countering the spread of a new type of coronavirus infection.

As is known, during the video meeting of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Director General of WHO, which took place a few days ago, the initiatives put forward by our country were fully supported by the head of this organization. In this connection, the head of state gave specific instructions to the heads of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to establish coordinated work with the relevant WHO structures.

In order to fulfill these instructions and comprehensively implement the priority tasks in the field of human health, during the meeting, the heads of the relevant state structures of our country once again emphasized the need to increase international cooperation aimed at jointly combating the spread of acute infectious diseases. Also during the meeting, a positive assessment was given on the current epidemiological situation in our country and the progress in implementing the recommendations of the WHO mission experts who recently visited Turkmenistan, was discussed.

In this context, based on the instructions of the head of state, the need, taking into account the requirements of the time, to make every effort to increase the effectiveness of measures taken in the fight against infectious and non-infectious diseases and in their prevention was especially noted.

The intensification of cooperation in the area of scientific diplomacy, the creation of the necessary conditions for a systematic exchange of views between medical scientists, experts and specialists in other fields also became a topic for discussion during the conversation with the Director of WHO / Europe.

Turkmen side once again confirmed that it will continue to adhere to the recommendations of authoritative international structures and continue active cooperation with the World Health Organization within the framework of joint projects and programs.


Ministry of Internal Affairs detained 9 drug dealers in Ponitchala

Published in Justice
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:08

The officers of the Division for the Fight against Illegal Circulation of Drug under the Central Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, along with the General Prosecutor’s Office, detained 9 individuals in Ponitchala for selling drugs as a result of the jointly held operative-search and investigative activities.

Based on the decision of the judge, the following individuals have been detained: V.P. (DoB 2002) A.M. (DoB 1994) A.I. (DoB 2001) L.A. (DoB 1998), A.M. (DoB 1973), E.M. (DoB 2002) E.P. (DoB 1982) D.M. (DoB 1989) and R.A. (DoB 1993).

Committed crime envisages from 8 to 20 years of imprisonment.

Investigation established that detainees sold drugs on the regular basis.

Upon the respective decision of the court, law enforcers several times covertly purchased “Heroin” from and videotaped the process.

During the personal and search activities held in detainees’ places of residence, law enforcers seized 94 packages of “Heroin” and “Methadone”, approximately 16 000 GEL in cash and their mobile phones owned by the perpetrators.

Investigation is in progress on the fact of illegal purchase, keeping and carrying of drugs in especially large quantities, committed in group and consumption of medication drugs without prescription, crime envisaged under the article 260, I and III parts, sub-paragraph “A” part IV and V, sub-paragraph “A” and “B”, VI part of the same article, sub-paragraph “A”, article 273 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.

US embassy hosted the traditional friendly soccer match with employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Published in Justice
Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:40

US embassy hosted the traditional friendly soccer match with employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Match was attended by Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili, General Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze, head of Special State Protection Service Aleksandre Chubinidze, Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Lamoreaux and employees of the embassy.
Before the match Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Lamoreaux awarded officers of Central Criminal Police Department, Patrol Police and Tbilisi Police Department as well as Main prosecutor’s office and Special State Protection Service with certificates of appreciation for successful cooperation.
“Today’s match between employees of U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Internal Affairs is another example of friendly relations and cooperation. Such activities contribute to forming tight, friendly and service relations and enhance the existing cooperation".-stated Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili.
Friendly match has been held between employees of MIA and U.S. Embassy for the second time.


Published in Society
Monday, 19 September 2016 11:51

Ministry of Internal Affairs is launching a program on security issues- “10 lessons of Security” at public schools all across the country.

Within the frames of the mentioned program trainers who will conduct the mentioned lessons are undergoing trainings at MIA Academy.

Specially trained employees from Patrol Police Department, Emergency Situations Management and 112 service will hold meetings with fifth grader pupils from various schools all across the country and discuss security topics. Within the frames of the program children will get acquainted with traffic security, rules on how to behave during the crises situation and natural disaster.

During the current school year 42 schools will be involved in the program on the initial phase. Book of instructions specially published for the program is already printed which will deliver information on security issues on the understandable language to children. Pupils have undergone practical instruction on how to behave during the earthquake, car accident and other emergencies.

Aim of the educational program is to provide children with information on rules of security and raise their awareness on making right reaction during the catastrophes.

Along with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Science and Education and Science, Council of State Security and Crises Management, non-governmental organization and international organizations are involved in the implementation of the project.


Published in Justice
Monday, 18 July 2016 17:15


In the Base of the Special Tasks First Division of the Special Tasks Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs the memorial was opened in honor of police officers died for unity of Georgia in the course of performing their service duties from 1991 till nowadays.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Mindia Lortkipanidze, the Director of the Special Tasks Department, his deputies, representatives of the Veterans Affairs State Service and family members of died police officers. They laid a wreath at the memorial and paid tribute to the memory of those who died. 33 officers were heroically died and 6 officers are missing in the battles for the territorial integrity of Georgia and while performing service duties from this certain military unit.
Fighters fallen for homeland sacrifice and devotion were also honored by the employees of the Third Division and Special Tasks Division of Tbilisi of the Special Tasks Department.
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