Shevardnadze Says US-Georgian Joint Military Operation in Pankisi Possible

(Tbilisi, March 8, Civil Georgia) – “I do not rule out that US-Georgian joint military operation might be necessary in Pankisi gorge,” Georgian President Shevardnadze stated in the interview to the independent TV company Rustavi 2 on March 7.

“But for the United States it is essential that Georgia could cope with the terrorism on its own,” the President said.

Eduard Shevardnadze expressed hope that Pankisi problem will be solved with the peaceful means and no military action will be necessary.

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