Appathurai: NATO center in Georgia is not a threat to Russia
No one, including Russia, should perceive or evaluate the training center of NATO in Georgia as a threat, NATO's Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai stated.
"NATO does not perceive the joint Georgia-NATO training center as an anti-Russian center or as a gesture, a move made against Russia, or as a signal to Russia," he stressed.
According to Appathurai, the alliance is focusing on the practical elements of the center, its main purpose being to bring the Georgian armed forces closer to NATO standards.
"The center has a very clear advantage. Of course, it is a signal of our close cooperation and partnership. Georgia has earned it and did everything for it," Sputnik Georgia quotes the representative of NATO as saying.