Former Foreign Minister of USSR and ex-Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze on Monday called for an immediate withdrawal of the NATO operation in Afghanistan, the Georgian military, which lost in the last days of two people killed, bringing the number of losses up to 12 soldiers and officers, reports on Monday correspondent LOOKING Tbilisi.
“We have to end these senseless sacrifices. I was hoping that after the Americans decided to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, our government thought better of it and would have realized that we had nothing to do in a foreign war,” - he told “Asaval-Dasavali.”

According to him, “Americans do not want war, they want to fight someone else’s hands.” “All countries to withdraw troops and we are increasing and increasing the contingent,” - said Eduard Shevardnadze.

Georgia this year to increase the 750 military contingent in Afghanistan, numbering now nearly one thousand people, and become a country that is not a member of NATO, which has operations in the largest numbers.

Former Georgian President suggested that the Georgian government for this, probably, “waiting arms of America, but it is not necessary to hope.” “You can not justify it and the fact that NATO will open the door for us,” - he said.

According to him, the continuation of Georgia’s participation in the operation and expansion of the military - is a “crime against the country, this is not the fault of the authorities.”

16 January 2012 | , day, georgia, head, man, tbilisi, war

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