Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Ukrainian and Georgian delegates to attend NATO Military Committee meeting

    NATO announced that the Alliance’s Military Committee will convene a meeting at the level of Defense Chiefs in Brussels on May 18th. Ukrainian and Georgian delegates will attend the meeting as partners of NATO in order to coordinate security and defense with the Alliance.

    In particular, the Georgian delegation will discuss the progress of defense reforms and the country’s further cooperation with NATO.

    Representatives of Ukraine will address the security situation in the country. Reform in …

  • Georgian President is confident that his country will join the EU

    Speaking before the opening of the concert dedicated to the Europe Day at the State Theater of Opera and Ballet in Tbilisi, President Giorgi Margvelashvili stated that Georgia is taking steps in the direction of European integration, and that the forthcoming elections will be held in accordance with European standards, RBC reported.

    “Georgia became independent 25 years ago but we are still taking steps in order to become free. We need to build our values to belong to European society. We need …

  • In response to Moscow's criticism, Tbilisi says Georgia can carry out exercises with any partner on its sovereign territory

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia issued a statement in response to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s comments on the joint Georgian-American exercise “Noble Partner 2016.” Moscow stated that Washington “appeases revanchist ambitions of Tbilisi.” The Georgian Foreign Ministry replied that Georgia is a sovereign and independent state and has a right to carry out training on its territory together with any partner.

    “It is worth noting that the exercises are not aimed at any country. Such …

  • Moscow says US-Georgian exercises are a 'provacative move'

    Moscow sees the Noble Partner 2016 joint military exercises involving US and Georgian troops as "a provocative move aimed at the deliberate destabilization of the military-political situation in the South Caucasus." This was stated in commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grani reported.

    The Foreign Ministry believes that Washington and its allies "indulge revanchist aspirations of Tbilisi".

    The commentary referred to remarks made by …

  • US tanks arrive in Georgia for joint military exercises

    More than a dozen US M1A2 Abram tanks have arrived in Georgia to participate in the Noble Partner 2016 military exercises, Radio Svoboda reported.

    The exercises involving American, Georgian, and British soldiers will begin on May 11th.

    The Abrams tanks and Bradley M2 infantry fighting vehicles arrived in Vaziani, a suburb of Tbilisi, on Thursday, at a former Russian army base.

    "Exercise Noble Partner is a bilateral effort focused on enhancing U.S. and Georgian NATO Response Force …

  • EU Commissioner: Ukraine, Georgia and perhaps Turkey will get a visa-free regime this year

    The Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said that Ukraine has fulfilled all obligations required for visa-free entry into the European Union (EU).

    During an interview with Radio Liberty, Hahn noted that the implementation of legislation is an essential prerequisite for Ukraine in developing its relationship with the EU.

    “I am well aware of the challenges faced by Ukraine. Armed conflict continues, there are 1.5 million people displaced …

  • Georgia's Batumi port is preparing to receive US military equipment

    The US military and members of NATO have arrived in Georgia to familiarize themselves with the infrastructure capabilities of the Batumi sea port. American military equipment, to be used for large-scale joint military exercises, will be delivered through the port in May. This was reported by Sputnik with reference to the Georgian Ministry of Defense.

    “During the visit, we discussed military exercises scheduled for May, as well as using the Batumi port to import military equipment. Both sides …

  • Media: European Parliament to vote in favor of visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in September

    As reported by the Brussels correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Rikard Jozwiak, on his Twitter page, the European Parliament will likely vote in favor of the visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in September. “Voting in the European Parliament may take place in July; however, it will be difficult. September is more likely,” the journalist noted.

    On April 20th, the European Commission announced the submission of a legislative proposal concerning visa liberalization for …

  • NATO is ready to strenghen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova

    The Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, stated in an interview with BGNES that the Alliance is ready to strengthen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.

    "It is essential to strengthen our work of stabilizing the neighboring region by strengthening the support of such countries in the east as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which are under pressure from Russia and need help to improve their security and sovereignty," Vershbow stated.

    The Deputy Secretary General also …

  • Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Russia sign energy memorandum

    Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Iran have signed a roadmap on the preparation of collaboration of power supply systems of the four countries in Yerevan, and also agreed on a memorandum of mutual understanding and cooperation in the sphere of energy.

    RIA Novosti reports that the documents were signed by the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia, Levon Yolyan, the Minister of Energy of Iran, Hamid Chitchian and the …