Подробный обзор по Самцхе-Джавахети
|Подробный обзор по Самцхе-Джавахети
|Detailed Review on Samtskhe-Javakheti
|Institute for Strategy and Development
After the August war in Georgia, Russia has advanced in the South Caucasus and seeks to further strengthen its influence in the region. Moscow has plenty of levers in its possession and the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia is among the most important targets of Moscow – as one containing the part of BTC pipeline. The situation is alarming because Russia has long acted as destructive force in the area and tried to trigger tensions between the local population and the government of Georgia. Notwithstanding the removal of Russian bases from Akhalkalaki, the policy continues to this date.