Arming Georgia is dangerous - Russian Defense Ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry insists that the supply of weapons and military equipment to Georgia by Western countries is dangerous.

"We always give attention to issues relating to re-militarization of Georgia. We constantly raise this issue both in bilateral contacts with Western partners and in international forums," Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told a press conference in Moscow on Monday.

Antonov said the defense minister and the head of the Russian General Staff have pointed out the danger of supplying weapons to Georgia many times.

Antonov also told the press conference the Russian Defense Ministry now has military-technical cooperation with 76 foreign countries and signed 35 agreements in this sphere in the past five years.

Antonov also said 5,800 foreign students now study in Russia's military universities, of which 90 percent study for free.

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