NATO Watching Georgia Border Situation ‘With Interest’

NATO interested in "the challenges and developments on Georgia’s borders”

From RIA Novosti:  NATO is closely watching events in Georgia, the alliance’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday, after Tbilisi accused Russia last week of setting up wire fences along the South Ossetia-Georgia border.

“We continue following with great interest the challenges and developments on Georgia’s borders,” Rasmussen said at a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission Defense Ministers’ session. . . .

Rasmussen reiterated the alliance’s support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders. He also pledged that Georgia will one day become a NATO member.

“A stable and democratic Georgia has its place in the Euro-Atlantic Community. I am happy about the future which will see Georgia part of the alliance,” Rasmussen said.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said last week Russia’s border guards had installed barbed-wire fences along Georgia’s border with its disputed region of South Ossetia and had even pushed the border line inside Georgia.  (photo: Thierry Charlier/AFP)

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