Georgia will provide USA with its airfields and all needed infrastructure, as well as with the right to use its air space. Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze made this statement on Friday after visiting the Pentagon. There he met with American Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz. According to Shevardnadze, Georgia and the United States are ready to employ "all means at their disposal" to fight jointly international terrorism. When in Washington, Shevardnadze also visited the White House.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons