Friday, May 15, 2009

ARTICLE: Georgia's Nato ambitions irk Russia. By Matthew Collin (

By Matthew Collin

Men in camouflage uniforms huddle around computers inside the command centre at Vaziani army base in eastern Georgia, getting ready for the start of the Nato military exercises.

While they work to install the communications systems, a commander at the base, Major Giorgi Kalandadze, welcomed Nato's presence as a show of support for Georgia after its defeat in the war with Russia in August last year.

But as he was speaking to Al Jazeera, a mutiny was allegedly being planned just a few kilometres away at another Georgian army base in Mukhrovani.

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