NATO Deputy Sec-Gen: Russia doesn’t want Georgia in NATO, but we’ve a different view

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller heads the NATO delegation in Georgia. Photo: government of Georgia press office., 03 Oct 2019 - 19:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller says that Russia is against Georgian membership in NATO, but the attitude has nothing to do with the position of the alliance. 

Gottemoeller made the statement during a press conference with Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia, on the sidelines of the 5th North Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting in Batumi earlier today. 

She said that NATO is concerned by Russia’s military activeness in the Black Sea region and “that is why we are strengthening cooperation between Georgia and NATO naval forces.”