“Georgia has to do everything to be protected from Russia. . . Georgia has to cooperate with alliances including in the Black Sea region,” Lieutenant General Ben Hodges made this statement in an interview with Voice of America in connection with the 10th anniversary of August 2008 Georgia-Russia war.
According to Ben Hodges, Russia’s invasion of Georgia’s territories is the example of what kind of state Russia is and what should not be forgotten by the West.
“We are all in face to the threat of probable conflict with Russia. This can be reflected in different forms – Kinetic, Cyberattacks or attack on institutions. You remember what happened during the 2016 elections in US. We should keep our eyes widely opened,” Hodges stated.