Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Stoltenberg promises that Georgia will become a NATO member

    After the meeting with the U.S. national security adviser, John Bolton, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg assured that NATO will continue to support Georgia’s and Ukraine’s efforts to join the Alliance, reports Voice of America.

    "Georgia will become a NATO member," said Stoltenberg during the speech at the Heritage Foundation research centre.

    The Secretary General also said that the Alliance does not intend to retreat because of the pressure from Russia.

    "For us, there is no …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO military exercises Agile Spirit 2018 held in Georgia

    Ukrainian soldiers will take part in the exercises Agile Spirit 2018 which has begun in Georgia, reported by the press service of the Georgian Defense Ministry.

    237 servicemen from the United States, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, and Ukraine take part in these exercises.

    NATO countries and partners of the Alliance, as well as US Marine Corps, participate in the drills which will be held at the Georgian military base Senaki and led by the …

  • Merkel denies possibility that Georgia will join NATO soon

    The German Chancellor Angela Merkel excluded the possibility that Georgia could join NATO soon, reported the Voice of America. "I do not see any possibility of Georgia’s joining NATO. This is Germany’s position,” Merkel stated at a meeting with the students of Tbilisi State University. 

    "Such things happen gradually,” she said while commenting on the possibility of Georgia’s membership in NATO.

    At the Summit Bucharest in 2008, the leaders of NATO stated that at some point, Georgia will become …

  • Merkel demands withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgia

    Germany continues to support the territorial integrity of Georgia and demands to withdraw Russian troops from the country, announced  Angela Merkel at a press conference in Tbilisi, reports News-Georgia.

    “I am glad that I am in Georgia today. The last time I visited here was ten years ago. The Ceasefire Agreement was signed then. We still insistently demand Russia withdraw its troops, and of course, after ten years we support the territorial integrity of Georgia,” Merkel said.

    She also added …

  • Georgia files lawsuit against Russia for the occupation of Abkhazia

    The Georgian Ministry of Justice filed a lawsuit against Russia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and accused Moscow of occupying the country’s territories and deliberately harassing ethnic Georgians in the republic, reported TASS with a reference to the Georgian Ministry of Justice.

    “Georgia demands that the European Court recognize Russia’s responsibility for the violation of more than one articles of the European Convention (on human rights). In particular, the occupation …

  • Ukraine calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgia

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the occupied territories of Georgia (Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region), according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Russia-Georgia was 2018.

    Ukraine reaffirmed its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders, as well as its commitment to strategic partnership …

  • Russia promises to respond to the deployment of NATO forces at Georgian border

    Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation announced on Wednesday that Russia will have to implement its own military plan in case of Georgia’s membership in NATO and the deployment of NATO forces at the borders with Georgia.

    In case of Georgia’s membership in the Alliance, “the normalization of Russia’s relations with Tbilisi, together with South Ossetia and Abkhazia, will not have any prospects,” said Kosachev at the meeting with journalists.

    He …

  • Noble Partner 2018 multinational military exercises to be held in Georgia

    More than 3000 soldiers from NATO member and partner states will take part in the annual Noble Partner drills, which will be held from August 1-15 in Georgia, at the Vaziani military airport and training ground and the Norio training base.

    This year the drills will involve 1300 Georgians and 1170 US soldiers, as well as 500 soldiers from 11 other countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.

    140 units of military equipment …

  • Georgia closes its airspace to Syria

    Georgia closed its airspace to two Syrian airlines because of Syria’s recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as stated by the CEO of Sakaeronavigatsia (Georgian air traffic controller) Gocha Mezvrishvili, Interfax reports.

    He noted that the Georgian government, in connection with the decision of the Syrian leadership to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia , had already made the political decision to sever diplomatic relations with Syria. “ …

  • Georgia cuts diplomatic ties with Syria

    Georgia has officially broken off diplomatic relations with Syria. Earlier Tbilisi said that it intended to do so, after Damascus recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    The press service of Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Georgia’s permanent representative to the UN has informed the UN secretary-general of the decision.

    Georgia explained that its decision was due to the the Syrian government’s decision to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, in …