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Georgia: McCain claims Putin is making world 'more dangerous' as he visits NATO training base01:50

Georgia: McCain claims Putin is making world 'more dangerous' as he visits NATO training base

Georgia, Krtsanisi
January 2, 2017 at 15:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

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A delegation of US senators led by John McCain visited the NATO-Georgian Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) in Krtsanisi, near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Monday.

During a speech in front of Georgian troops, McCain claimed that Russia puts “enormous pressure on the Baltic countries” while the “world is becoming much more dangerous place” due to Vladimir Putin.

Commenting on the 2008 conflict, McCain went on to declare that Georgia “was invaded – illegally and immorally – by the Russians”.

McCain was joined by US Senator for South Carolina Lindsey Graham and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. Earlier in the day, the trio met with representatives of Georgian opposition parties and visited settlements near the border with South Ossetia.

Before arriving to Georgia, the delegation had visited Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, where he called for more sanctions against Russia.

He also paid a visit to Ukraine, where he and senator Graham were awarded with the Order of Freedom and the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise respectively by country’s President Petro Poroshenko.

Georgia: McCain claims Putin is making world 'more dangerous' as he visits NATO training base01:50
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A delegation of US senators led by John McCain visited the NATO-Georgian Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) in Krtsanisi, near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Monday.

During a speech in front of Georgian troops, McCain claimed that Russia puts “enormous pressure on the Baltic countries” while the “world is becoming much more dangerous place” due to Vladimir Putin.

Commenting on the 2008 conflict, McCain went on to declare that Georgia “was invaded – illegally and immorally – by the Russians”.

McCain was joined by US Senator for South Carolina Lindsey Graham and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. Earlier in the day, the trio met with representatives of Georgian opposition parties and visited settlements near the border with South Ossetia.

Before arriving to Georgia, the delegation had visited Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, where he called for more sanctions against Russia.

He also paid a visit to Ukraine, where he and senator Graham were awarded with the Order of Freedom and the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise respectively by country’s President Petro Poroshenko.

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