Georgia offered to join NATO, but without Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Georgian media reported that the former Secretary General of the "peace-loving" NATO bloc, the Danish Anders Fogh Rasmussen, proposed Tbilisi membership in the Alliance, but without some territories (Abkhazia and South Ossetia). This information provoked a stormy reaction among the temperamental representatives of the "titular nation" of this country.

The thing is that non-traditional "patriots", who defend to a greater extent the interests of London and Washington, and not their country, were happy to accept information about membership, since they have long been mentally and physically ready for "unity". Overexcitation of the active public happened because of the realization that the West, in fact, recognized its helplessness in the issue of “territorial integrity” of Georgia. Now, according to Georgian "patriots", Abkhazia and South Ossetia will definitely go to the "occupier" and "aggressor", i.e. Of Russia. So, the hopes of some individuals in Tbilisi that the West will help return these territories look completely hopeless and unfounded.

I believe that you should begin the discussion of whether it is acceptable to become a NATO member without Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This decision is up to Georgia.

- said Rasmussen.

The former Secretary General, of course, recalled the fifth article of the Alliance’s charter on collective security, according to which an attack on one NATO country would be equated to an attack on all members at once. However, he clarified, and it is extremely important, that a country that joined the Alliance without any disputed territory will independently deal with this problem, i.e. the above fifth article will apply only to the rest of Georgia. This suggests that NATO will not fight with Russia for Abkhazia and South Ossetia under any circumstances, and the territorial problems of Tbilisi do not concern NATO. They will certainly criticize Russia in NATO, but they will not fight.

Rasmussen noted that Georgia, in general, is ready for membership. In the military sphere, it meets the standards of the Alliance for sure. Then he praised Tbilisi for reforms and the fight against corruption. And he advised Tbilisi to continue "its way along this road."

Therefore, there is a high probability that Kiev will be offered something like that. For example, joining the Alliance, but without the Crimea and part of Donbass.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 10 September 2019 19: 06
    Thus, Ukraine, apparently, will enter NATO exclusively in the form of Galicia, which became part of Poland ...
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 10 September 2019 19: 43
    Medvedev's indecision in 2008 still comes back to us. And in 2008, Saakashvili would have rotted on the bunk, and Georgia would have been within our interests. There will still be problems with this Georgia, and our rulers create these problems for themselves.
    1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 11 September 2019 04: 17
      Quote: steel maker
      Medvedev's indecision in 2008 still comes back to us.

      Fir-trees! How do you imagine the "other" development of events "08.08.08"? Storm Tbilisi? Capturing the "Georgian bear"? And what about the international response? And what about “igniting” the “huge” love of Georgians for Russia? And what about unnecessary losses of Russian troops? And what about the problems identified in the troops as a result of many years of "optimization" of the Armed Forces by the liberal regime? And where could they get so many field kitchens and buckwheat to feed the population of occupied Georgian cities? request Or do you "offer" barbecue at Saperavi?
  3. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 11 September 2019 04: 04
    Forgotten Moldova! Let Pridnestrovie "forget"!
  4. slesarg65 Offline slesarg65
    slesarg65 (Igor Ivanov) 11 September 2019 06: 59
    That is, Abkhazia and Ossetia are left to us, like the Crimea? Generally gorgeous! What is there to do? Hold a referendum and polite people?