Saakashvili proposed to use Georgia for NATO strikes

Mikheil Saakashvili offered the U.S. use Georgia as a staging ground for attacks on NATO forces to the extremist Taliban movement in Afghanistan.

In an interview with Associated Press the head of the Transcaucasian republic said he was ready to provide ports for ships of state forces of the North Atlantic Alliance, and airports - for refueling and maintenance of military transport aircraft of NATO. According to Saakashvili, so you can create a corridor, which will take deliveries of weapons and equipment from Georgia through Central Asia to Afghanistan.

Pentagon officials said that the Office “know about the proposal of the Georgian leader, but it is not examined in detail.

According to the President of Georgia, the implementation of his ideas will not cause irritation in Moscow, because Russia itself is interested in the success of the antiterrorist operation in Afghanistan.

Saakashvili came to power in Georgia in 2004. And from that moment on a policy-oriented republic joining NATO and the European Union.

Some 900 Georgian soldiers are involved with the forces of NATO military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

29 January 2010 | bridgehead, nato, strikes, taliban

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