Medvedev: it will be a “terrible conflict,” if Georgia joins NATO

Медведев: будет «страшный конфликт», если Грузия вступит в НАТО

Medvedev: it will be a “terrible conflict,” if Georgia joins NATO

Author: Katerina Moskalets

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Today, August 6, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that the decision of NATO to accept Georgia into its ranks could trigger a “terrible conflict.”

The words of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation sounded a few weeks after President Vladimir Putin warned NATO that develop a closer relationship with Ukraine and Georgia is irresponsible. Then the Russian leader stressed that such actions will have uncertain implications for political-military Alliance.

It can provoke terrible conflict. It is not clear why this is necessary“, – said Medvedev in an interview with the Kommersant FM radio station, continuing the Putin’s rhetoric on this issue.

Tbilisi municipality seeking to attach their country to the unit, but this is hindered by the annexation of Georgian territories in 2008. (According to the rules of NATO, countries with territorial conflicts may not become members of the Alliance.)

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NATO leaders discussed possible relations with Georgia at the summit in Brussels, which took place in July. During the meeting they also signed a joint Declaration in which he accused Russia of violating international law,”provocative military actions“.

Despite threats to leave NATO, if the countries-participants increase defense spending, the us leader Donald trump has refused from such actions, saying that he believes in the Alliance.

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