Russian Military Official Calls for Joint Operation in Pankisi

(Tbilisi, February 21, Civil Georgia) – Chief of Staff of Russian Armed Forces Anatoli Kvashnin stated on February 21, that Georgia and Russia should destroy terrorism center in Pankisi gorge jointly.

Russian Military official ruled out possibility that the United States may be involved in the military operation in Pankisi gorge.

Richard Boucher, US Department of State Spokesman stated on February 20 that situation in Pankisi will be best dealt through cooperation between Georgia and United States.