About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 21:43 - 31 Oct.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russia Says 'Strongly Against' Arms Supply to Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 2 Feb.'12 / 18:22

Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister, Anatoly Antonov, told journalists on February 2, that the U.S. arms supply to Georgia, if such decision had really been taken, would destabilize the Caucasus region.

“We are strongly against of any kind of arms supply to the Saakashvili’s regime. If such a decision was taken, it will destabilize situation in the Caucasus,” RIA Novosti news agency reported quoting Antonov on February 2.

Since the meeting between the Georgian and U.S. presidents in the White House on January 30, the Georgian senior officials, including President Saakashvili stressed for number of times that the agreement had been reached to deepen defense cooperation.

While the Georgian officials stop short of mentioning “arms sale” or “supply of arms”, they are speaking of “new level” of defense cooperation, “elevating defense cooperation to a new stage” and deepening defense cooperation to go beyond training of Georgian troops for Afghan deployment by “focusing on enhancing and improving Georgia’s self-defense capabilities.”

After meeting with Georgian counterpart, President Obama said on January 30: “We have talked about how we will continue to strengthen our defense cooperation, and there are a wide range of areas where we are working together.”

After that meeting, President Saakashvili thanked the U.S. President for, as he put it, “talking about Georgia’s self-defense capabilities and developing it.”

RELATED
Latest News
31 Oct.'14 21:43
MPs Approve Presidentís Tight Deadline for Adopting Surveillance Regulation
December 1 has been set as a new deadline instead of February 28, 2015.
31 Oct.'14 17:25
GD Accepts Presidentís Proposal to Set Tight Deadlines for Adopting Key Part of Surveillance Regulation
It means that there will be no vote in the Parliament to override the presidential veto.
31 Oct.'14 15:09
Georgian, German Defense Ministers Meet in Berlin
“Georgian-German military cooperation is being intensified,” Alasania said.
31 Oct.'14 12:36
President Vetoes Delaying Adoption of Key Part of Surveillance Regulation
President Margvelashvili used his veto powers for the first time on October 31.
30 Oct.'14 21:57
Parliament Delays Adoption of Key Part of Surveillance Regulation
Parliament extended deadline for adopting the bill till February 28, 2015.
30 Oct.'14 18:46
Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention of Arrested MoD Officials
U.S. ambassador said: “We have full confidence in Minister Alasania.”
30 Oct.'14 16:47
September GDP Growth 4.1% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 5.9% y/y in the first nine months of this year, according to Geostat.
30 Oct.'14 15:06
PM Backs Interior Ministry in Debate on Surveillance Bill
PM spoke strongly against of depriving Interior Ministry of its direct access to telecoms’ servers.
30 Oct.'14 00:21
Georgia Moves to Second Phase of EU Visa Liberalization Process
“This is a significant achievement,” EU’s outgoing commissioner for home affairs said.
29 Oct.'14 22:57
Arrest of MoD Officials Fuels Speculation on GD Infighting
One former and four serving officials from the MoD and general staff deny misspending charges.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
34