Georgian soldiers take part in the joint Georgian-U.S. military training exercises ‘Agile Spirit 2013′ at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi on March 29.(VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Georgian soldiers take part in the joint Georgian-U.S. military training exercises ‘Agile Spirit 2013′ at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi on March 29.
(VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Moscow Fuming Over U.S.-Georgia Military Drill

April 15, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
What will come of the rising tensions in the Black Sea region?
 

More than 350 U.S. marines and several hundred Georgian Army troops angered Moscow by holding a month-long military drill in the former Soviet republic that ended on April 5. The U.S.-Georgia war exercise, code named “Agile Spirit 2013,” prompted the Russians to stage large-scale, unscheduled drills of their own.

“These annual events, which our American partners explain as ‘preparation for the Afghan operations,’ cause concern,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said about Agile Spirit 2013. “Any foreign military assistance to Tbilisi, no matter what the motives are, complicates prospects for strengthening peace and stability in the region.”

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