NATO Chief Opens Joint Training Base in Georgia

Georgian officials say new training center will act as a deterrent to Moscow; Russia calls it provocative. (Wall Street Journal)

The topics of the official meetings between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Georgian official will include issues of Georgia’s NATO accession, planned steps in this direction, implementation of the Wales substantial package and preparations for the Warsaw Summit. (Georgia Online)

There is more Georgia in NATO and more NATO in Georgia,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a joint news conference alongside Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili before the opening ceremony. (France24)

Russia sees the opening of a NATO training center as a continuation of the alliance’s provocative policy, which aims to expand its geopolitical influence, according to the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry. (Sputnik)