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17 Mar, 2010 12:16

Georgian anti-Russian sentiments backed by NATO – analyst

While Ukraine claims it is not going to join NATO, Georgia is a country which would still love to join the alliance, despite how unlikely the chances are now of it occurring.

The country should have plenty of resources, as newly released figures show Tbilisi is spending more than any other post-Soviet country on building up its military.

Political analyst Vladimir Kozin says that it is alarming in the face of recent provocative actions from Georgia.

“NATO member countries, the majority of them, are rearming Georgia beyond any rationality,” Kozin told RT. “Against whom? Against us, or against Abkhazia or South Ossetia? But we are looking at these developments with great suspicion and concern, especially after Imedi provocation. This kind of provocation and huge rearmament means something.”

“They would like to regain these territories and, by the way, in this move Tbilisi has been strongly backed by Washington and by Brussels – I mean Brussels as NATO headquarters,” Vladimir Kozin added.