Russian PM: Georgia's accession to NATO may trigger terrible conflict

Russian PM: Georgia's accession to NATO may trigger terrible conflict

Russian PM: Georgia's accession to NATO may trigger terrible conflict

Asked in an interview about Nato's recent affirmation that Georgia would at some point become a member, he warned that this could lead to "terrible conflict". He has warned against Georgia joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. At the 2008 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit held in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, member states pledged that Ukraine and Georgia would join the alliance in the future.

"I think I did the right thing when chose to exercise restraint and not to force events", said head of government Medvedev that held the post of President of Russian Federation in 2008-2012.

Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has released a statement regarding the 10 year anniversary of the Georgia-Russia August war, which left 20% of Georgian territories occupied and turned thousands of Georgians into IDPs. The NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center, started in 2015, strives to help reform and modernize Georgia's security forces through cooperative, multi-national training exercises.

"And it is an absolute challenge", - said the Prime Minister, who, as President, sanctioned in 2008, the input units of the Russian 58th army in South Ossetia, and the outbreak of hostilities on Georgian territory.

Georgian soldiers observe terrain near Gori, Georgia northwest of capital Tbilisi in a file image from 2008.

"10y since Russia's aggression against #Georgia". Medvedev suggested that before entering South Ossetia, Saakashvili spoke with his patrons in the United States.

Poland's top diplomat also called on Moscow to "renounce its illegal recognition of the independence of Georgian regions" (Abkhazia and Tskhinvali) and withdraw its forces in line with the 2012 ceasefire. Medvedev said. "Do they understand the possible implications?"

"There is an unresolved territorial conflict. and would they bring such a country into the military alliance?" he said. Therefore, I hope that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leadership will have enough sense not to take any steps in this direction'.

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