Russia's gas and electricity supplies to Georgia's capital Tbilisi were cut off Saturday, apparently over debt disputes, leaving the city of 1.2 million dark and without heat for several hours, officials said. The cutoff surprised and panicked Georgian officials, and it struck another blow to the capital's residents, who have long suffered sporadic energy supplies because of the government's financial woes. Fuel and Energy Minister David Mirtskhulava said Georgian energy officials called Russia's electricity utility Unified Energy Systems and negotiated a resumption of supplies. By Saturday evening electricity had returned in a few districts, Chicago tribune.
Western countries actively support Ukraine in words, but they are able to provide less and less real help. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the military intelligence of the Czech Republic, Major General Andor Sandor, in an interview with the Parliamentní listy.