Georgia, EU mull co-op in military sphere
Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan.31
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian-EU relations were discussed during the meeting of Georgian Defense Minister Mindia Janelidze with Herbert Salber, EU special representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, the country's Defense Ministry told Trend on Jan.31.
The sides discussed the participation of Georgian contingent in the peacekeeping operations under the EU auspices.
They focused on the Geneva talks and the situation in Georgia's breakaway regions.
Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.