NATO exercises in Europe and its eastward expansion have nothing to do with the Ukrainian crisis, which is used as a pretext to move closer to Russia’s borders in order to contain and besiege it, says international analyst Rick Rozoff.
Thousands of people have rallied in the center of Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, calling for the government’s resignation. The march was organized by the party of ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili who is under investigation for corruption and abuse of power.
Despite an existing extradition agreement, Kiev has refused to hand over Georgia’s ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili and former justice minister Zurab Adeishvili to Tbilisi, the Georgia’s chief prosecutor’s office said.
NATO weapons deliveries to Ukraine are unacceptable and could lead to dangerous and unpredictable consequences, says Moscow’s NATO envoy. He also urges the OSCE to look into the use and origin of Western arms already supplied to the country.
The natives of the US, Georgia and Lithuania were hastily granted Ukrainian citizenship in order to become key ministers in the new government of Ukraine, which was approved by the country’s parliament on Tuesday.
Instead of resolving problems with his citizens Ukraine’s president is engaging with foreigners and serving their interests, which might lead to a systematic crisis and unrest, Anna Van Densky, political commentator for the EU Reporter magazine, told RT.
Russia and Abkhazia have signed a new partnership agreement, which includes a collective defense system, and extra aid to the former Georgian region. The Georgian opposition blamed its government for failing to prevent the signing of the document.
The USS Mount Whitney has docked in Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi. The ships visit is intended to “strengthen ties” with the United States’ NATO allies and partners and promote “peace and security in the region,” the US Embassy in Georgia said.
Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili had his assets frozen by a court in his native Georgia. This affects his bank accounts and property belonging to both him and his family. He also faces corruption charges and illegally breaking up a protest.