Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgia receives American Javelin anti-tank missile systems

    Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria stated that Georgia has received a batch of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems Javelin, Georgia Online reported.

    "We have already fully purchased the Javelin system, and it has been delivered to Georgia," Izoria said during a speech in parliament.

    According to him, the government allocated 23 million lari this year. A similar amount was allocated to the United States for the repair and modernization of helicopters. "This is approximately 50 …

  • NATO promises to strengthen support for Georgia and Ukraine in the Black Sea

    NATO will increase its ships presence in the Black Sea and will conduct joint exercises and information exchange with Georgia and Ukraine, announced Alliance Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg.

    NATO members agreed on a package of measures to support their "close partners" - Georgia and Ukraine. On Thursday, April 4, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, announced this at a meeting dedicated to the 70th anniversary of NATO. These measures, among other things, …

  • NATO Secretary General notes Georgia’s progress in integration to alliance

    On Sunday, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed issues of integrating the country into the alliance and deepening cooperation in this direction, reported Georgian Public Broadcasting  Corporation. The public television of Georgia showed footage from a working dinner organized by the head of government for the Secretary General's visit to Georgia.

    "The process of the country’s integration to NATO and the European Union, and the course of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service reopens criminal case against Saakashvili

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) resumed investigation against the former President of Georgia and the leader of the Ukrainian political party Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, announced his lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky on Facebook.

    Chernolutsky released the General Prosecutor's Office letter, which refers to the renewal of the investigation conducted by the SBU Main Investigation Department in Kyiv region.

    The statement indicates that the investigation was resumed by the …

  • Georgian Defense Minister: Joining NATO will guarantee national security

    Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria said on Saturday in a live broadcast of the TV channel Imedi that he believes integration into NATO will guarantee his country’s sovereignty and security.

    “Georgia has taken a course towards joining NATO, it is our country’s sovereign right. Integration into the alliance is the guarantor of Georgia’s democratic development, the guarantor of security,” Izoria said. He noted that “Georgia is continuing the reforms necessary in order to join the alliance, …

  • NATO begins military exercises in Georgia

    On Monday, Georgia will host the command and staff exercises NATO-GEO EXERCISE 2019. The military of 24 NATO member countries and alliance partners will take part in this event.

    The exercises will be held in the territory of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) until March 29, reported the the Ministry of Defense of Georgia. More than 350 troops from 24 countries will participate in them, as well as representatives of international humanitarian organizations, the …

  • Ukraine and Turkey hold joint naval exercises in the Black Sea

    The crew of the small armored artillery boat Vyshhorod of the Ukrainian Navy carried out PASSEX type joint exercises with TCG Barbaros frigate and TCG Marti assault boat of the Turkish Navy in the Black Sea, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    “During the current exercises, almost simultaneously, 67 Turkish military units will visit forty foreign ports in the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. A frigate and assault boat will visit the port of Batumi, in …

  • NATO exercise Agile Spirit 2019 to be held in Georgia in the summer

    Over 3,000 military personnel from NATO member states and their partner countries will participate in the Agile Spirit 2019 Multinational Military Exercises to be held in Georgia from July 27 to August 9.

    The exercises will be held under joint leadership of the Georgian Armed Forces and European Command of the US Armed Forces. Organizers will reveal the extent of military equipment and hardware involved at the final planning conference in Tbilisi in May.

    Agile Spirit exercises have been held …

  • European Court of Human Rights obliges Russia to pay 10 million Euros for expulsion of Georgian citizens in 2006

    By sixteen votes to one, the judges of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) have ruled that Russia should pay 10 million Euros to Georgia,  as stated the organization's message published on the website on Thursday, January 31. This compensation is for moral damage suffered by at least 1.5 thousand Georgians expelled from Russia in 2006. The decision of the Grand Chamber is final and not subject to appeal.

    This money should be distributed among the victims. Georgian …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO and Georgia are concerned about Russia’s military buildup in the Black Sea

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated at a press conference with the Georgian President Salomé Zourabichvili that the North Atlantic Alliance and Georgia are concerned about Russia’s military buildup in the Black Sea region. 

    "We are stepping up our cooperation at sea, including training for Georgian Coast Guard boarding teams, more cooperation between Georgian and NATO naval forces and cooperation between Georgia’s Joint Maritime Operations Centre and NATO’s Maritime Command,” …