Poland confirms support for territorial integrity of Georgia

Poland confirms support for territorial integrity of Georgia

In early April at the NATO summit in Bucharest the heads of state and government of countries-members of NATO stated that Georgia can become a NATO member.

After the war, Georgia entirely lost control of both South Ossetia and another separatist region, Abkhazia.

Recall that on 5 January 2008, Georgia simultaneously with the presidential election held a referendum on the question of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership.

Georgia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation may trigger "a bad conflict" and lead to catastrophic consequences, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant FM radio station, a portion of which was broadcast on Monday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia expressed concern over the security situation in the occupied territories and the deterioration of the human rights situation there.

The offer by the European Commission to let the College meet on an annual basis with Georgia's leadership is unique when comparing it to relations between the EU and other third countries, writes Steven Blockmans.

Russian Federation has recognised the two regions as independent states and Medvedev said Georgia's entry into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation therefore raised the risk of conflict with Moscow.

Prominent Georgian politicians are keen for their country to join the Western military alliance, but have seen chances of joining hampered by Russian territorial incursions. Medvedev said. "Do they understand the possible implications?"

NATO now supports Georgia through the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, a set of initiatives that provides resources to strengthen Georgia's defenses.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said on many occasions that Russia regards NATO's expansion into Georgia and Ukraine with "the utmost disapproval".

Georgian soldiers observe terrain near Gori, Georgia northwest of capital Tbilisi in a file image from 2008. "It [Russia] is a direct aggressor".