About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 20:55 - 30 Aug.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Government to Propose Draft Law to Boost Reserve Forces
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 10 Oct.'04 / 17:29

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said on October 9 that he will submit a draft law to the Parliament which will ban the appointing people to official posts who refused to serve their military service and avoided undergoing training in the reserve forces.

President Saakashvili, who visited training fields in Osiauri, in central Georgia and Sachkhere, in western Georgia, where two reserve battalions are undergoing training at the moment, said that Georgia will train more than 10,000 reserve troops by the end of 2005.

“We do not need this reserve force for attacking someone. When there was a forest fire in Borjomi [National Park, in western Georgia, that raged on September 26] these servicemen [referring to reservists] helped to contain [the fire]. So these troops are very much needed in emergency situations,” Mikheil Saakashvili said.

He also slammed those, as he put it, “so called politicians” who have a nihilistic and skeptical stance towards the initiative to build up strong reserve forces.

There are 360 servicemen in each of the two reserve battalions which are currently undergoing training in Osiauri and Sachkhere. There are several Georgian parliamentarians in the battalion as well.

Latest News
30 Aug.'15 20:55
Imedi TV Suspends Political Talk Shows
A host of the suspended talk-shows claims political meddling from the authorities.
29 Aug.'15 15:08
Police Say 30 People in Samtskhe-Javakheti Voluntarily Turn in Munitions
8,041 bullets; 77 grenades, and 400 grams of TNT were among munitions handed over to local police.
28 Aug.'15 14:35
ADB Approves USD 20m Loan for Batumi Coastline Protection
The loan will be used to fund works to protect Black Sea resort’s 5km coastline from erosion.
28 Aug.'15 13:09
Parliament Speaker Says NATO Has to Bring Clarity over MAP
Usupashvili said Membership Action Plan should not be an issue of “political speculation”.
27 Aug.'15 18:19
Russia Says NATO-Georgia Training Center ‘Destabilizing Factor’
Russian MFA said that opening of the center in Georgia is continuation of NATO’s “provocative policy.”
27 Aug.'15 16:41
NATO, Georgia Open Joint Training Center
The center, designed to train Georgian, NATO and partner nations’ troops, is not yet fully operational.
27 Aug.'15 13:57
Stoltenberg: NATO-Georgia ‘Substantial Package Delivering Tangible Results’
“There is more Georgia in NATO and more NATO in Georgia,” Stoltenberg said in Tbilisi.
27 Aug.'15 11:26
GD Recruiting ‘Independent Experts’ for Campaign Platform
Georgian Dream announces on job-search website about intention to recruit 60 “experts”.
26 Aug.'15 21:47
NATO Secretary General Visits Georgia
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Tbilisi on Wednesday evening.
26 Aug.'15 17:09
GEL Recovers Slightly
After losing over 3.5% against dollar in two previous days, lari was up 1.6% on Wednesday.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
49