Georgian Ministry of Defense
June 30, 2022
Representatives of the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly were in the Ministry of Defense
The members of the delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly visiting Georgia got acquainted with the ongoing reforms in the Defense Ministry of Georgia. Members of the delegation of the sub-committee on future security and defense capabilities of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Defense and Security Committee were hosted by the First Deputy Minister of Defense Lela Chikovani and representatives of the Defense Forces.
[T]he parties discussed the defense and security priorities of Georgia, issues of NATO-Georgia cooperation and NATO’s involvement in the process of implementing reforms. Attention was drawn to the “Georgia-tailored assistance measures document” developed within the framework of cooperation with NATO, which was adopted at the Madrid summit. Regional security challenges were discussed at the meeting, including the acute security environment created as a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Within the framework of the visit, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly delegation was hosted at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) by the Commander of the Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili….The guests also visited the center of simulations, communication and information systems, which fully meets NATO standards. Today, the delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly visited the Defense Institutional Development School….
Rick, Have you published any material on the “Georgian Legion” fighting in Ukraine? It’s been whitewashed in The Globe & Mail et al. Georgian Legion, which dates to the early 1920s, of courses was one of the Waffen Nazi formations during World War II.
No. There were dozens such formations in the Balkans, the Baltic, Crimea, the Caucasus, as far east as India. Another reason to
oppose war if we needed one.