MAP via Crimea?
13 March, 2014
MAP via Crimea?
“If Crimea joins Russia, giving MAP to Georgia will be almost a foregone decision”

Georgia may get the NATO membership plan (MAP) in September, Russian Kommersant reports, based on its source in NATO and the US Department of State. “According to their information, the final resolution of this issue will depend on the outcome of the Ukraine crisis,” Kommersant says.
The Russian edition reports that if after the 16 March referendum Crimea joins Russia, Georgia will receive MAP at the NATO
Summit planned to be held in the UK in September.
According to the article, the perspective for Georgia to become a NATO member emerged in 2008 during the Alliance Summit in Bucharest.
Kommersant says that resistance from Germany and France hindered Georgia in getting MAP but Georgia was promised it would be able to join the alliance in the future.
The author of the article declared that after the 2008 war and after Russia recognized the Abkhaz and so-called South Ossetian independence, the question of Georgia’s integration into NATO vanished from the agenda. The 2012 Chicago Summit only mentioned that NATO’s door is open to Georgia.
“Russian activities in Ukraine caused the necessity of the renewed debates over a more decisive policy of the alliance in Eastern Europe. Representatives of the states, which urged not to force this issue a while ago, have now spoken of satisfying Georgia’s application on getting the status of NATO membership candidate” the article says.
The article says that the source in the US Department of State said that a while ago, when the Prime Minister of Georgia was visiting Washington, Irakli Gharibashvili was promised support in Georgia’s NATO integration by White House representatives. “Mr. Gharibashvili made this clear in his speech in Washington at the Atlantic Council that the change in power in Georgia has not influenced the country’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations,” the article says.
The article quotes Irakli Gharibashvili, saying that Georgia considers the US to be the unconditional leader of the alliance and a free world.
“After Georgia’s independence, the US has been supporting our territorial integrity, security and democracy,” the author cited Irakli Gharibashvili.
The article says that Russia considers the perspective of NATO approaching its borders to be unacceptable. The article cites Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s words, who said that the alliance’s extension is a continuation of the old logic of the cold war era. The author of the article says that if Crimea joins Russia, the question whether or not to give MAP to Georgia will be almost solved.
The source explained the word “almost” by saying that only Germany may hinder Georgia to be given MAP, as its foreign department is still headed by Franc-Walter Steinmeier and remains loyal to Moscow,” Elena Chernenko writes.
Kommersant’s source informs that the opinion of Berlin and other skeptic counties may change, as Crimea joining Russia is not acceptable to any country of the EU.
“When speaking of NATO integration perspectives, the Georgian government evades the issue of the fate of Abkhazia and so called South Ossetia in such case,” the article’s author says.
Kommersant quotes Irakli Gharibashvili’s words, who said that after five-ten years, the population of Abkhazia and so called South Ossetia will see clearly and decide whether they prefer to live in darkness or want to take a step into a bright future.
The Kommersant article says that in early February, the government of Georgia declared that the approach of the previous government towards Russia seriously damaged Georgia.
“Mr. Gharibashvili also reminded us of the European leaders’ support of Georgia’s new policy, which resulted in reciprocal constructive steps from Russia,” Kommersant reports.
Print
Other Stories
Georgian Orthodox Cathedral to be built in Cyprus
President of Cyprus has visited Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili at the presidential palace. Number of agreements has been achieved between the two sides.
“Chakrulo” performed at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe opened with the Georgian polyphonic folk song Chakrulo,
Zurab Zhvania's star opened in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
Zurab Zhvania's star has been opened in front of the Council of Europe Palace in Strasbourg.
Bidzina Ivanishvili addresses the people, experts, politicians answer
Bidzina Ivanishvili, the Chairman of the Georgian Dream party, gave an interview to Imedi TV, where he spoke about problems facing the country and his party.
Zurab Zhvania's star to be opened in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
Zurab Zhvania's star will be opened in front of the Council of Europe Palace in Strasbourg.
Bidzina Ivanishvili releases open letter
Bidzina Ivanishvili, chairman of the Georgian Dream party, has released an open letter.
Brexit opens EU's door to Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili says
“There is a logic that the country that has been steadily moving toward
Direct flights may be launched between US and Georgia
We are working to ensure that flights between America and Georgia are timely launched,
Bidzina Ivanishvili will finance Zviad Gamsakhurdia’s Museum in Khibula
The Government of Georgia set up a special commission
Jens Stoltenberg speaks about perspectives of Georgia’s NATO membership, furthering relations
The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg has recently visited Georgia
Georgia to allow sex education lessons at schools
Sex education lessons will be allowed only with the consent of parents
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrives in Tbilisi
The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has arrived in Tbilisi.
Mikheil Saakashvili is a man without principles, says Ukrainian MIA Arsen Avakov
"Mikheil Saakashvili is a man without principles” – said Avakov in the interview.
President should not visit TV studios - Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili is in hot water again
President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili often finds herself in hot water.
“NATO-Georgia Exercise 2019” begins
“NATO-Georgia Exercise 2019” was officially opened at the Georgian Ministry of Defence "Army Hall" in Tbilisi.
Military Importance of Anaklia Port
Deep-sea ports allow large vessels and naval ships to anchor on shore…
There is peace in Khurvaleti and no armed persons have arrived from the occupied territory, say villagers
According to an InterPressNews correspondent, who managed to arrive in the village of Khurvaleti about an hour ago, locals have gathered in the center of the village.
Georgian State Security Service denies presence of Russian soldiers on Georgian controlled territory
State Security Service of Georgia denies reports about the presence of representatives of the occupation regime
US’ 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices about Georgia
While the constitution and law prohibit torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment there were reports government officials employed them
Salome Zourabichvili meets with her Armenian counterpart
As part of her official visit to Armenia, President Salome Zourabichvili held a meeting with President Armen Sarkissian.
Georgia will use all mechanisms to establish objective circumstances of death of 29 year old Georgian in Abkhazia
29 year old Irakli Kvaratskhelia committed suicide on March 12th after he had been detained by de-facto Abkhazian authorities.
Embassies of Georgia will open in the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam
Embassies of Georgia will open in the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam,
Mamuka Khazaradze's exclusive interview: "I can't rule out the possibility of my detention"
Mamuka Khazaradze, one of the founders of TBC Bank has recently given an exclusive interview to the Kviris Palitra newspaper.
Giovanni Morra Passport Covers for Ukraine: “7% of my country is occupied by Russia”
Giovanni Morra, men’s handmade accessories and gifts brand has recently unveiled a new passport cover
Irakli Gharibashvili makes political comeback as the Political Secretary of the Ruling party
Irakli Gharibashvili, former Prime Minister of Georgia, is returning to politics.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
22.04.2019
23.04.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6935
2.6935
EUR
1
EUR
3.0291
3.0291
GBP
1
GBP
3.5021
3.5021
RUB
100
RUB
4.2126
4.2126
Other Stories
On 26 May, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, joined celebrations in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi
Violation of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Assad regime has been strictly criticized
Exactly one year ago, Georgia was granted visa-free travel with the European Union.
Georgia’s ex-president president Mikheil Saakashvili's supporters managed to free detained Mikheil Saakashvili in the center of Kiev.
The US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly congratulates Georgia on Independence Day.
The regulations on the introduction of visa-free travel for citizens of Georgia have been officially signed in Brussels.
The entire Georgia is involved in Secret Santa game, which means that people are sending gifts to each other secretly
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia is taking part in NATO Ministerial underway in Brussels, Belgium.
A special squad has been mobilized at the 48th polling station in Marneuli, Kvemo Kartli region.
Two politicians in Georgia have come to blows during a live TV debate ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections, Euronews reports.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.6935
EUR
1
EUR
3.0291
GBP
1
GBP
3.5021
RUB
100
RUB
4.2126
April 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30