25 Jan 2018 18:26

Tskhinval sees 'dangerous symptom' in provision of U.S. Javelin systems to Georgia

TSKHINVAL. Jan 25 (Interfax) - The provision to Georgia of Javelin anti-tank missile systems by the United States is a "dangerous symptom," Murat Dzhioyev, South Ossetian presidential envoy on post-conflict settlement, said on Thursday.

"Georgia's cooperation with NATO puts us on guard. It's really a very dangerous symptom, which is why we raise these issues in Geneva every time," Dzhioyev said.

The Georgian Defense Ministry said earlier that Javelin systems worth $75 million had been delivered to the country. Georgian authorities said earlier that they wanted to buy 410 missiles for a missile system, 72 launch units, ten training sets, and 70 charges.