Disinfo: Georgia’s Anaklia seaport project is a NATO/US effort to regain a foothold in the Black Sea region


The Anaklia seaport project in Georgia is a NATO and US effort to regain a foothold in the Black Sea because they have no presence in the region.


Recurring pro-Russian narrative. The Anaklia project is a Georgian initiative intended as a step toward developing the country's logistical infrastructure.

NATO has no need to regain a foothold in the Black Sea because three of its member states, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey, are Black Sea littoral states, with all appropriate civilian and military infrastructure. NATO did implement the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to enhance its presence on the alliance’s eastern and south-eastern borders. This involved the development of a tailored forward presence in the Black Sea region in the form of the Romanian-led multinational brigade in Craiova, reinforced Romanian and Bulgarian airspace protection capability, and additional measures to increase its maritime and air presence in the region, as well as conducting joint military exercises, some with the participation of NATO partners, Ukraine and Georgia.

However, none of the Alliance’s plans or policy documents mention building a civilian seaport in Georgia. See further debunking by Myth Detector here.



  • Reported in: Issue 144
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Black Sea, Military, EU/NATO enlargement, NATO
  • Outlet: Ghamis studia @ TV Obiektivi (obieqtivi.net), 19:34:40
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