“Georgia seeks more western military support to counter Russia threat,” the Financial Times (FT) published the article under this title.
Georgia seeks more western military support to counter Russia threat https://t.co/2r3OsF07nS
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) February 23, 2020
The authors built the article around Georgian Foreign Minister’s statements regarding “Russia’s growing strategic control of the Black Sea region.” As FT believes, by this statement, Georgian FM accentuated Western powers’ urgent involvement in this process to increase military investment to fight against Russia.
FT claims that Georgian Minister’s “feedback spotlights the rising battle for an energy-rich commerce route that counts two EU members on its shores and hyperlinks Europe to Asia and the Mediterranean finish of the Center East.”
Moreover, the British media outlet touches upon the cyber attack carried out by Russia’s GRU intelligence agency. As the article says, before news of the cyber attack emerged, Davit Zalkaliani said that Russia continues to set up an up-to-date anti-ballistic missile system and the radar in the occupied territories of Georgia. For that, in Zalkaliani’s words, “Georgia needs more attention and more engagement from EU and Nato partners.”
The Financial Times concluded that “Russia significantly upgraded its Black Sea fleet after it took control of Crimea and its ports.” The authors of the article further claimed that Moscow has also strengthened military representation in the Mediterranean.