South Ossetian Foreign Ministry is concerned about the “Agile Spirit – 2021” exercises in Georgia

Excerpts from the State Information Agency of the Republic of South Ossetia

South Ossetian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in connection with the multinational military exercises “Agile Spirit – 2021” in Georgia.

“From July 26 to August 6, Georgia will host the multinational exercise” Agile Spirit – 2021 ” for the tenth time, which will involve 2,500 servicemen from Azerbaijan, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Spain, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the United States, Turkey, Ukraine and Estonia, including about 1,500 Georgian and 700 American servicemen

A large number of the most modern weapons and military equipment have been delivered to the territory of Georgia. The aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability between units of the Alliance and partner countries, improve and strengthening operational capabilities in planning and carrying out multinational military operations, developing readiness for cooperation in the field of security. However, it is clear that such declarative statements have little to do with the true state of affairs, “the Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The Foreign Ministry has noted that the systematic escalation of tension in the region is becoming a tangible result of these NATO military games on the territory of the aggressor country, “which cannot but cause the most serious concern.”

“It is quite obvious that the North Atlantic Alliance is striving to create another anti-Russian military springboard on the territory of Georgia, arming and training the Georgian army, and Georgia, in turn, obsessed with the revanchist ideas of the war lost in August 2008 against South Ossetia, hopes with the help of political and military support from NATO member states to satisfy its illegal claims regarding the territories of neighboring states – the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia, “the statement says.

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