Russian premier opposes Georgia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Evarado Alatorre
Agosto 9, 2018

The only United Nations member states to recognize the breakaway regions are Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Nauru.

On August 7, the European Union issued a statement praising the 10th anniversary of the truce it brokered between Georgia and Russia to end the war and calling the continuing Russian military presence in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, a "violation of worldwide law" and the truce.

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz during a press conference in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Tuesday.

She reiterated Europe's "firm support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia" which she hailed as a "model of democratic stability in the region".

He added that the European Union made a "big mistake" in letting it pass without effect, adding that "we have to do everything to prevent this from happening again".

The offer by the European Commission to let the College meet on an annual basis with Georgia's leadership is unique when comparing it to relations between the EU and other third countries, writes Steven Blockmans.

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According to Medvedev, the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries has picked up significantly over the past several years.

"There is an unresolved territorial conflict. and would they bring such a country into the military alliance?" he said.

NATO now supports Georgia through the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, a set of initiatives that provides resources to strengthen Georgia's defenses.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said on many occasions that Russia regards NATO's expansion into Georgia and Ukraine with "the utmost disapproval". "We do not understand why it is necessary", Medvedev said.

TBILISI, DFWatch-The foreign ministers of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, and the deputy prime minister of Ukraine are among the foreign officials who will visit Georgia on Monday and Tuesday for the 10th anniversary of the Russo-Georgian war.

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