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Ex-Minister of Defense: Georgian army is not ready for large-scale combat actions

2009-02-24 12:22

Georgi Karkarashvili, the ex-Minister of Defense claims that US instructors wrongly approach the training of Georgian army they has been conducting for several years running - The Vzglyad.


"The armed forces of Georgia were trained for patrolling operations in Iraq, but not for defense of the Motherland", Karkarashvili believes.

The ex-Minister thoroughly analyzed the August war with Russia finished with the defeat of Georgian forces in South Ossetia.

In his view, "lack of patriotism" was seen.

"For four years politicians imposed legends on the power of Georgian army, but it appeared to be a myth, money for army were spent without proper purpose", he said.

According to his data, during the combat actions of August 2008 up to 5 thousand servicemen didn't want to fight, as a result about 2 thousand of servicemen were fined.

Georgian army appeared to be not ready for combat actions of such scale, the ex-Minister states.


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