Russian Defence Ministry Presents New Evidence that Proves Georgia’s Aggressive Aspirations

Russian Defence Ministry has presented new evidences that prove Georgia’s aggressive aspirations. These evidences were made public by the deputy head of General Staff of the Russian army Anatoly Nogovitsyn at a news conference in RIA Novosti news agency.

Maps with the plans of invasion of Abkhazia was shown at the news conference. The one-day operation was aimed at entirely occupying the breakaway republic. Colonel-General Nogovitsyn said the plan was foiled by the resistance put up by peacekeepers in South Ossetia, who thwarted the Georgian blitzkrieg.

Judging by all, Saakashvili regime has not given up aggressive aspirations despite peaceful statements after the Georgian army was forced to leave South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Anatoly Nogovitsyn said that about one thousand Georgian servicemen have been concentrated along the South Ossetian border. Georgian air force, infrastructure and four airports are being restored with the assistance of NATO.

In view of this, an excessive activity of the NATO fleet in the north-eastern sector of the Black Sea is a cause for concern, emphasized Anatoly Nogovitsyn.

Anatoly Nogovitsyn says that there were nine NATO warships in The Black Sea on Monday but an American frigate crossed the Bosporus later in the evening. Moreover, reportedly, another eight NATO warships are expected to arrive in the Black Sea allegedly for involving in naval exercises shortly. These eight ships do not transport humanitarian aid but their aim is quite different, said Anatoly Nogovitsyn.

NATO naval presence in the Black Sea has nothing to do with the supply of humanitarian aid to the region. It is suffice to say that the group of ships that entered the Black Sea carries over one hundred Harpoon cruise missiles and about 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles on board the destroyer McFaul. The Tomahawk missiles are designed for launching attacks on ground targets. In short, NATO flexes muscles in the Black Sea. This is also a demonstration of support for Saakashvili regime.

[Source: The Voice of Russia, Moscow, 26Aug08]

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