3 Nov 2017 19:12

Russia drawing attention to regional security threat posed by increased NATO activity in Georgia

MOSCOW/TBILISI. Nov 3 (Interfax) - The Russian side has expressed concern about NATO's military activity in Georgia.

"The increasing military activities of NATO countries and the alliance in Georgia poses a real threat to regional security," the Russian Permanent Mission to the OSCE quoted Deputy Permanent Representative to the OSCE Dmitry Balakin as saying.

Georgia's Channel One has reported that the Romanian "Regele Ferdinand" frigate operating as part of NATO Standing Group 2 entered Georgia's Black Sea port Batumi on Friday, with a further three NATO ships expected to arrive.

NATO warships will remain in Georgia until November 6 and take part in joint exercises organized by the Georgian side.

This is so far the third visit to Georgia by ships of NATO Standing Group 2, the television channel said.