Senior Russian commander claims Israel supplied arms and trained Georgian army

Russian Anatoly Nogovitsyn 224.88 ap (photo credit: AP)
Russian Anatoly Nogovitsyn 224.88 ap
(photo credit: AP)
Deputy Chief of Russia's General Staff Anatoly Nagovitsyn said in Moscow press conference on Tuesday that Israel armed the Georgian army with mines, explosives charges, special explosives for clearing minefields and 6 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). "In 2007, Israeli experts trained Georgian commando in Georgia and there were plans to supply heave weaponry, electronic weapons, tanks, and other arms at later time, but the deal didn't work out," Nagovitsyn said. Georgia's Deputy Defense Minister Batu Kutelia previously said that "Georgian corporals and sergeants train with Germans, alpine units and the navy work with French instructors, and special operations and urban warfare troops are taught by Israelis." AP contributed to this article