Georgian Speaker Says US not to Be Involved in Pankisi Operation

(Tbilisi, March 26, Civil Georgia) – Chairperson of Georgian Parliament Nino Burjanadze stated on March 25 that US military instructors will not be involved in Pankisi operation.

“Only the anti-criminal operation can be carried out in Pankisi and only with the Georgian forces,” Burjanadze said at the news briefing in St. Petersburg, where the inter-parliamentary summit on fight against terrorism is held.

Burjanadze stated that US is not sending soldiers to Georgia, only the military instructors will arrive to train Georgian troops.