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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Shevardnadze's New Car




BONN, Germany -- The German Foreign Ministry announced Friday that Bonn has presented a new armored Mercedes to Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, days after he narrowly escaped a grenade and gun attack.


Shevardnadze, 70, escaped unharmed from Monday's attack on his motorcade in Tbilisi.


The ministry said the Mercedes 600 was a gift from the German government and from car manufacturers Daimler-Benz.


The Georgian prime minister's last limousine was also a gift from Bonn, presented to the leader after a bomb was planted in Shevardnadze's previous vehicle in August 1995.