Russia: September 22, 2002



French instructors will arrive in Georgia this year to train a Georgian mountain rifle battalion, joining American Special Forces instructors. France will also help Georgia integrate into NATO by training Georgian officers in French higher military schools. 

The Federal Border Guard Service believes that the 500 rebels deployed along the Chechen-Georgian border are moving in three directions: some are preparing for a new attack on Chechnya, others are moving to the Kodori Gorge on Georgia's border with Abkhazia, while those reluctant to fight will move to Azerbaijan or Turkey. - Adam Geibel

Russia says it will continue to strike targets in Georgia as long as Chechen rebels operating from there.


Article Archive

Russia: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close