Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgia denies entry to Russian biker convoy

    The Georgian border authorities have not allowed a group of Russian bikers to enter the country through the Verkhny Lars checkpoint, NewsGeorgia reports, citing local TV.

    The Russian citizens were denied entry to Georgia in accordance with the law on the legal status of foreigners and persons without citizenship, which states that foreigners can be denied entry if they do not provide information or provide false information about their identity and the purposes of the visit.

    A group of 30 …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs is not letting Saakashvili into the country

    In a statement published on its website, the Ukrainian State Border Service confirmed that Saakashvili is banned from entering Ukraine. The former president of Georgia said he already bought a ticket to Kyiv.

    The former president of Georgia and governor of the Odessa Oblast, Mikhail Saakashvili, has no justification for legal entry into Ukraine, said the press service of the State Border Guard Service.

    “In September 2017, the individual in question illegally crossed the state border from …

  • Foreign ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania advocate in favor of Ukraine joining NATO

    Ukraine and Georgia should become members of NATO to help strengthen security in the Black Sea region which is being fundamentally undermined by Russian actions.

    The topic was broached at the trilateral meeting held in Ankara between the Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania, reports Ukrinform.

    “From a security point of view, our countries (located in the Black Sea region) are going through similar problems... Countries such as Georgia and Ukraine should join NATO. We also note that …

  • 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 …