Georgia urges West to avoid arms supply to Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.15. / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Foreign Ministry urged the world to think deeply on whether it is necessary to sell weapons to Russia, not hiding its militaristic plans and the possibility of a new aggression towards Georgia, the ministry said. The Foreign Ministry's information and media department was commenting on Russia's intention to announce a tender on the purchase of "Mistral" military landing ship.
"Russia constantly accuses Georgia of acquiring military equipment and the militarization of the country, which of course is untrue. Relying on this misinformation, Russia demands the international community to impose an embargo on military cooperation with Georgia," the ministry stated stressing that the meantime Russia is arming itself, and "the above-mentioned plans are the latest example of this."
"It is noteworthy that Russia does not hide its militaristic intentions, stating about preparations to launch a military operation against Georgia, like the August 2008 events. Based on the foregoing, Georgia urges the international community and the parties involved in the tender, to think well about the possible direction of Russia's use of new weapons and make a decision on the arms supply to Russia on this basis," the same source added.
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