About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russia 'Insisting' on Georgia Arms Embargo
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 4 Aug.'10 / 18:24

Russia is insisting on imposing “broad international embargo” on supply of arms to Georgia, Grigory Karasin, the Russian deputy foreign minister, said in an interview with the Russian news agency, Itar-Tass.

“It can be said today, that many of those, who were active supplies of arms to Georgia in the past, have analyzed policy of the current leadership in Tbilisi and reconsidered their approach,” Karasin said in the interview published on August 4.

“But the problem is still too far from being resolved,” he added.

He said that some "patrons of ‘Georgian democracy’" were still trying to re-arm Georgia "under the various pretexts and to engage them in various international operations.”

“So we continue insisting on imposing broad international embargo on supply of, first and foremost, offensive weapons and military equipment. Such a measure would significantly reduce threat of recurrence of Georgian aggression,” Karasin said.

In an interview with Israel's daily, Haaretz, this week, Georgia’s ambassador to Israel, Vakhtang Jaoshvili, said that Tbilisi was aware of “Russian pressure” on Israel not to sell weapons to Georgia and of link Russia tried to make between its military cooperation with Iran and Israeli-Georgian military cooperation.

“We really understand Israel's constraints," Jaoshvili said.

In the interview with Itar-Tass, Karasin also said that the Georgian authorities were still “obsessed with idea of abstract reintegration” of “now already sovereign Abkhazia and South Ossetia”. In such condition, he continued, restoration of confidence between Georgians and Abkhazians and South Ossetians was hardly possible.

“Restoration of lost confidence,” he said, “requires courage to take uneasy decisions.”

“Tbilisi’s all the efforts are actually focused on promotion of so called ‘strategy on occupied territories’ and on action plan to implement [this strategy]. The name [the strategy] speaks for itself. It is obvious that Abkhazians and South Ossetians will never agree on such insulting terms and goals of this document,” Karasin said.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
25