Former Deputy chief of the Georgian General staff at war for Kiev
Georgian media on the last working day of the week called the name of another former senior official of the military, who now fights for the Kiev - is a former Deputy chief of the joint (General) headquarters military power Merab Kikabidze, reports journalist OPINION in Tbilisi.
in an interview to the newspaper "Kviris Palitra" ( "Palette of the week" ) Kikabidze n said that went to Ukraine on its own initiative and Not at the call of the party of ex-President Mikhail Saakashvili's United national movement ", which actively supports fighting for Kiev Georgians. However, he said that he met with Saakashvili in Ukraine, but " only once ". At the current meeting, According to Kikabidze, was attended by the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak. Former Deputy chief of the General staff also called "absurd" version about the fact that Georgians are fighting for Kiev for the money. The media is a sum of 5 thousand Dollars a month." Ukraine is solved and the fate of Georgia ", - he explained the goal of the Georgian fighters. Not calling a specific number of warring there Georgians, Kikabidze said that they " are many, and they arrived on their own initiative ". First it was claimed that the organization of the arrival of Georgians to fight for Kiev engaged former head of the joint (General) staff Giorgi Kalandadze. The Georgian authorities very quickly criticized Saakashvili, who first tried to convince the Georgian military to prefer the service at home by joining the ranks of the army of Ukraine. In the beginning of winter in the Ukraine died a Former officer in the army of Georgia Alexander Grigolashvili, it was solemnly buried in Kutaisi. According to experts, Ukraine fight a few dozen Georgians, and among them they exist in the ranks of the militia of Donbass. Soon the Parliament of Georgia will toughen the law against mercenaries involved in illegal foreign military formations. At home they will be threatened with imprisonment from 5 to 10 years. Approximately 100 Residents of Georgia are fighting still, and in the Syrian Arab Republic for the " Islamic state ".