An Assassination Attempt on Yushchenko Planned in Georgia?

KIEV, Ukraine -- President Viktor Yushchenko delayed his trip to Georgia because of available information about a terrorist act which was being prepared against him.

This was reported on Wednesday by Georgian newspaper "Rezonansy".

According to the paper, the attempt on the life of Ukrainian president was planned by the criminal Russian-Ossetian group. It was even preparing to shoot down the presidential plane.

Meanwhile, the press service of the Georgian president denies the information about a terrorist plot allegedly prepared against Yushchenko during his visit to Georgia, "Novyny-Ukrayina" reports.

"Everything that the "Rezonansy" newspaper published today about the terrorist plot against the president of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko is a figment of the paper's imagination. Everything talked about in the paper is absolutely untrue," the head of information service of the presidential press service Teimuraz Grigalashvili said.

Viktor Yushchenko's visit was scheduled to start on July 26th, but on July 25th it was delayed to a later date.

The journalists were told by the State Chancellary of Georgia that the end of July was particularly busy for the Ukrainian president, and he decided to delay the trip towards the beginning of August, in order to stay in the country longer and to get to know it better.

Yushchenko was scheduled to take a six-day vacation in Georgia. The Georgian government was preparing intensively for his visit and developed a programme of his visit, including the Borjomi resort and the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta, along with other notable destinations.

Source: Ukrayinska Pravda