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Georgia eyes new Black Sea facility

21st March 2017 - 16:30 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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A new naval facility could soon be built close to the Georgian port city of Poti, according to recent statements of Brig Gen Vladimir Chachibaya, head of the Georgian Armed Forces general staff.

If the project is implemented Georgia will have the opportunity to cover its Black Sea coast and be able to actively participate in the NATO operations in the region.

According to Chachibaya the construction of a new coast guard base in Poti is of strategic importance given its location on the Black Sea. The facility is planned to provide accommodation for visiting NATO vessels as well as

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