About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 23:53 - 29 May.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russia Wants Georgia Not to Host Foreign Bases
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 23 Feb.'08 / 14:16

Russia wants a Georgian commitment not to allow foreign military bases on its soil, the Russian daily Kommersant reported on February 22, quoting Russian foreign ministry official.

“There is a number of concrete steps Georgia should undertake to confirm its readiness to smooth out relations with us,” Andrey Kelin, head of the CIS department at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told Kommersant. Legally binding commitments on the non-deployment of foreign troops is among them, he said.

“Our [military] bases have been withdrawn from Georgia under the precondition of this pledge [by Georgia not to host foreign bases], which hasn't been honoured yet. So in the context of Georgia’s NATO aspiration, it is of crucial importance for us that Georgia pass a law on the non-deployment of foreign troops on its soil,” he said.

Moscow - before normalising relations - also wants, according to Kommersant, Georgia’s go-ahead for Russian WTO membership. “If Tbilisi fails to show the amiability expected by Moscow, Russia can always resort to more decisive support for Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” Kommersant wrote.

Latest News
29 May.'16 23:53
Slovak President Visits Georgia
Slovak President Andrej Kiska is paying an official visit to Georgia on May 29-June 2.
28 May.'16 11:55
Venice Commission Opinion on Georgia’s Controversial Bill on Constitutional Court
Proposed increase of quorum is “excessive” and should be removed, CoE’s advisory body said.
28 May.'16 10:31
Gali IPRM Meetings Resume, After a Break of Four Years
Khurcha fatal shooting topped the agenda of the meeting on May 27.
27 May.'16 17:39
MPs Debate Constitutional Ban of Same-Sex Marriage
It remains unclear when, or if the bill will be put on vote.
26 May.'16 20:27
Tskhinvali Postpones Referendum on Joining Russia to 2017
Breakaway region’s leader was proposing holding of referendum this summer.
26 May.'16 17:53
Georgia Marks Independence Day
Georgian, U.S., UK troops fresh from joint drills marched in ceremony marking Independence Day.
25 May.'16 16:09
UNM Boycotts Parliament Sittings in Protest Over Kortskheli Violence
UNM MPs said they will not attend sessions unless perpetrators of attack are held accountable.
25 May.'16 12:39
Venice Commission Looking into Georgia’s Controversial Bill on Constitutional Court
Commission’s opinion is expected on Friday, Georgian President’s adviser said.
25 May.'16 11:53
Police Question Men Involved in Kortskheli Violence, But No Charges Filed
Six men involved in the attack against UNM leaders were questioned without being charged.
25 May.'16 09:27
Kerry Congratulates Georgia on Independence Day
“We see Georgia as a leading example of democratic progress in the region,” Kerry said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
60