DISINFO: NATO needs Georgia to create problems for Russia and arrange provocations
Sovereignty Russo-Georgian War NATO EU/NATO enlargement Encircling Russia Provocation Black Sea

DISINFO: NATO needs Georgia to create problems for Russia and arrange provocations


NATO needs Georgia only to create inconveniences for Russia and arrange provocations.

The outcome of more than 30 years of pro-Western and essentially anti-Russian development is: a significant reduction of Georgian territory, hundreds of thousands of refugees, complete dependence on the United States and NATO - all of this to the detriment of national interests and state sovereignty.

Georgia's main importance for "partners" is a convenient foothold in the South Caucasus with access to the Black Sea.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the relations between Georgia and NATO. This claim is part of a larger campaign aimed at influencing public support towards Georgia's NATO aspirations and portraying Georgia as a "puppet" of the US and NATO.

Georgia is a sovereign country that was attacked by Russia in 2008. Many international organisations condemned the further occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, see e.g. the CSCE statement here, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia here and the European Parliament's declaration.

The EU's independent investigative commission into the 2008 Russia-Georgian war confirmed that Russia had been provoking Georgia for a long time and "much of the Russian military action went far beyond the reasonable limits of defence."

The Allies continue to support Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognised borders, and call on Russia to reverse its recognition of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.


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