According to him, the NATO's build-up in the Black Sea is also a response to increased Armed Forces of Russia in the Crimea. Stoltenberg noted that the Alliance understands Georgia's wish to become a member of NATO. Being a small country with a big neighbour at the border, a platform for security is needed, and there is a desire to become a member of the collective security of an alliance, the Secretary General added and advised Georgia to continue carrying out reforms.
As Pravda.Ru reported, Stoltenberg claimed on 2 September about necessity to maintain dialogue with Russia. The biggest neighbour is very important for the European security, he said. The Secretary General also pointed out that it's necessary to avoid potential emergencies and misunderstanding, including those in the field of military cooperation.
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