Disinfo: NATO needs Georgia as a military platform for a conflict potential with Russia

Summary

Georgia, just like the Baltics, is a platform for the deployment of foreign NATO troops in possible operations against Russia, the long-term strategy does not provide for anything else, the leadership of NATO does not care much about the safety of the population of these republics.

[The NATO] partners need Georgia for the constant development of a conflict potential with Russia, and as a platform for the likely deployment of the NATO troops in the regional theatre of military operations. By agreeing to be a kind of anti-Russian "instrument" of the US and NATO in the Caucasus, the Georgian leadership deliberately "frames" its people.

Of course, in a situation of local (regional) conflict, none of the Western partners will sign up for a catastrophe for Georgia's sake . "Younger" allies are needed by the collective West as a consumable in the long-term confrontation with major opponents.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO allegedly pursuing a belligerent and hostile agenda against Russia particularly in the Caucasus as well as about Georgia's cooperation with NATO.

The narrative is part of a larger campaign aiming to influence public support against Georgia's NATO aspirations and portraying neutrality as the most rational foreign policy choice for Georgia. Georgia's movement to join NATO was intensified after the de-facto occupation of a part of its territory.

NATO's exercises and military deployments in the Black Sea are not directed against Russia or any other country. Exercises are designed to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 30 years.

The allegation about NATO's plans to wage a war against Russia was addressed on NATO's official website:

"Any claims that NATO is preparing an attack on Russia are absurd." Every country that joins NATO undertakes to uphold its principles and policies, and this includes the commitment that "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia," as reaffirmed at the Brussels Summit.

Read more about NATO-Georgian cooperation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 236
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, Russia
  • Keywords: NATO, EU/NATO enlargement, Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian
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