Statement by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia that Georgian troops are preparing for another war with Russia caused a stir in Washington

From the material of the agency that had appeared on August 21 indicated that the Minister declared that the skills acquired by the Georgian military from the American instructors for effective participation in the Afghan campaign, may be used in a very difficult security situation in the country. " In the correspondent's question whether it is "possible to re war with Russia," Mr. Sikharulidze said quite clearly: "In general, yes." This statement by the Minister caused a stir in Washington, where he repeatedly stressed that the dispatch of U.S. Marines in Georgia has a single purpose - to prepare the military of this country to participate in the operation of the multinational forces in Afghanistan.

24 August 2009 | battalion, corresponding, georgian, interview, part, sikharulidze

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