USA to continue providing military assistance to Georgia

The USA will continue rendering military assistance to Georgia over the next five years, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili told journalists in Washington. According to him, a program of military assistance, which is to start this April, will include the training of 10,000 Georgian servicemen in accordance with NATO standards. The sum of money allocated to this assistance has not been revealed, the Georgian Defense Ministry reported.

As reported earlier, the USA has allocated $64m to Georgia within the framework of a military program since 2003. Moreover, US military specialists have trained three battalions of Georgian commandos. On the whole, 2,750 Georgian servicemen have been trained by US instructors within this program of military assistance.

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