About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:27 - 5 Dec.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Moscow Accuses Georgia of Violating Military Transit Treaty
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 10 Dec.'06 / 18:54

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Georgian Ambassador Irakli Chubinishvili to protest against Georgia’s attempts to “sabotage” an agreement on the transit of Russia’s military personnel and cargo to Armenia via Georgia.

“Tbilisi has ignored and not responded to a request by the Russian side to authorize flights of the Russian Air Forces in the direction of Russia’s 102nd military base in Gyumri (Armenia) in a period between December 8 and December 22,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in an information note.

Moscow said that the Georgia’s move is a “deliberate attempt” to hinder the “normal operation” of the Russian military base in Gyumri and also to create obstacles to the process of withdrawal of Russian military bases from Georgia.

“The demonstrative nature of these moves indicates the deliberate attempts of the Georgian side to further escalate tensions in the bilateral relations,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Georgia and Russia signed an agreement on the transit of Russia’s military personnel and cargo via Georgia on March 31, 2006.

The five–year agreement prohibits Russia from handing over any armament transited through Georgian territory to a third country. It also stipulates that the amount of military cargo to be transited via Georgia should be agreed between Russia and Georgia one year in advance.

Russia also undertook a commitment not to transit biological, nuclear or chemical substances, as well as weapon of mass destruction or their components.

According to the agreement, Georgia can refuse the transit of items if the movement of the military cargo poses a threat to its national security or if the final destination of the transited military cargo is a location within a conflict zone or a warring state.

Latest News
05 Dec.'16 18:27
Head of Adjara’s Local Government Approved
The newly elected Supreme Council of Adjara re-confirmed Zurab Pataradze on this post.
05 Dec.'16 18:00
Revised Draft of 2017 State Budget
The government projects 4% economic growth next year, according to the revised draft.
05 Dec.'16 13:01
New Head of Georgian Border Police Appointed
Dato Nikoleishvili has been appointed to this position.
02 Dec.'16 21:52
EU, Georgia Hold Third Association Council Meeting
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said “enormous progress” discussed at the meeting.
02 Dec.'16 20:06
Tusk: Georgia Deserves Timely and Positive Finalization of Visa Liberalisation
PM Kvirikashvili met the European Council President during his visit to Brussels.
02 Dec.'16 17:50
Putin Meets Abkhaz Leader in Moscow
The Russian President warned Khajimba over the need of internal political stability in Abkhazia.
02 Dec.'16 17:11
Geostat: Annual Inflation 0.2% in November
On a monthly basis prices were up 0.6% in November, according to the state statistics office.
01 Dec.'16 23:53
Three Board Members of NBG Approved
All three candidates were nominated to Parliament by President Giorgi Margvelashvili.
01 Dec.'16 17:23
Amid Disagreement on New Chairperson, UNM Plans Congress in January
7 000 delegates will participate in the congress planned for January 20.
01 Dec.'16 14:16
Three Writing Systems of Georgian Alphabet on UNESCO Intangible Heritage List
This is Georgia’s third nomination inscribed on the list following UNESCO’s November 30 decision.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
71