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Georgia explained its refusal to transfer Javelin to Ukraine

Jan 10, 2023

Georgia has repeatedly made clear its position on the transfer of weapons to Ukraine, and the Buk complexes and Javelin anti-tank systems, which Ukraine requested, were purchased by Tbilisi at public expense and not received for free.

According to European Pravda, this was stated in the statement of the Georgian Defense Ministry in response to the report of the Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine Andrei Kasyanov.

The Georgian ministry called the information spread by experts or individual media outlets false, saying that Ukraine donated Buk SAMs to Georgia.

"The Defense Ministry received the mentioned Buk system in 2007 under a multi-million dollar purchase. This was done under a secret agreement, so we have no way to clarify the details," the department said in a statement.

"Clarify to the public that tens of millions of dollars were also paid by the Department of Defense in 2017 for the purchase of Javelin anti-tank systems from the United States," the statement added.

The agency noted that Georgia is firmly continuing to provide humanitarian and political support to Ukraine based on its capabilities, and the tons of humanitarian supplies shipped, including generators purchased and transferred to Ukraine at the Prime Minister's initiative, are clear evidence of that.

Author - Olena Madiak, 10/01/2023

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