According to Georgian Deputy Minister for State Security Lasha Natsvlishvili, Georgia will not obstruct the return of Chechen fighters to Russia. The deputy minister believes that if the fighters are able to reach Russian territory, 'this is Russia's problem, not Georgia's'.
Russian border guards have on several occasions detected the movement of Chechen fighters across that Russian-Georgian border. In connection with this, Russia has requested that Georgia either increase its efforts to restore order in the border zone, or agree to joint anti-terrorist operations. The Georgian authorities maintain that they are able to deal with illegal armed bands or individual fighters, who are located mainly in the Pankisi Gorge, without any outside help.
The Associated Press news agency yesterday announced that Chechen field commander Ruslan Gelaev had left Georgian territory with a group of fighters and is currently in Russia
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said