NATO backs Georgia canada goose sale but no firm invitation to join

TBILISI (Reuters) NATO canada goose coats on sale Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer canada goose condemned Russia military action against uk canada goose outlet Georgia but shied away from making any commitment to the ex Soviet state on when canada goose uk shop it will be invited to join the military alliance.

Russian troops move along a road outside the Georgian town of Zugdidi September 13, Canada Goose Jackets 2008. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

In Brussels, the European canada goose store Commission announced 500 million euros ($700 million) Canada Goose Outlet over two years in aid to help Georgia rebuild after its brief war with Russia last month, and EU foreign ministers rubber stamped the deployment of at least 200 EU ceasefire monitors to Georgia.

De Hoop Scheffer was in Tbilisi to underscore NATO support for Georgia after a Canada Goose Parka five day war in which Russia canada goose factory sale drew Western condemnation by sending in troops to crush a Georgian attempt to retake the rebel South Ossetia region.

But he made no mention of canada goose uk black friday whether Georgia will be given a canada goose clearance sale Membership Action Plan a roadmap for accession when NATO meets for a summit in December. Alliance members are split over buy canada goose jacket the canada goose uk outlet wisdom of admitting Georgia in the near future.

the crisis, despite the very difficult political Canada Goose Online situation Georgia is facing today, NATO ambassadors and I have come to support Georgia, to show Georgia that we are interested canada goose black friday sale in its ambition for Euro Atlantic integration, the NATO chief told a Canada Goose online news conference.

He described Russia military action as disproportionate and re Canada Goose sale stated NATO condemnation of the Kremlin for recognizing South Ossetia canada goose coats and Abkhazia, a second separatist region, as independent states.

Asked if Georgia would receive an action plan in December, de Hoop Scheffer said: foreign ministers of NATO in their December meeting will make a first assessment.

do sincerely hope that on the political track, given the very serious situation existing as it is, that there will be progress there.

REBEL REGION Signaling Russia weight in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday met separatist officials in South Ossetia, one of two Georgian regions Moscow Canada Goose Coats On Sale has recognized as independent states.

Some members are wary of antagonizing Russia which sees both countries as part of its traditional sphere of interests and have reservations about whether Georgia will be a reliable alliance partner.

A crucial test of whether Georgia qualifies for the action plan was whether it buy canada goose jacket cheap could improve its democratic credentials, tarnished by a canada goose clearance disputed election and a police crackdown on an opposition protest last year, the NATO chief said.

MARKET JITTERS Moscow has said it was morally obliged to take military action to cheap canada goose uk prevent a genocide against the separatists by a Georgian government it said was egged on by the United States.

Russia last week agreed to pull hundreds of soldiers from zones inside undisputed Georgian territory within a month. They are to be replaced by an international force including the 200 strong EU contingent.

But Moscow plans to station around 7,600 troops more than twice the pre war levels in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. De Hoop Scheffer uk canada goose has called that plan cheap Canada Goose unacceptable.

Russian financial markets and the ruble have fallen sharply since the war. The fall is driven largely by global economic turmoil but also by investor concerns that Medvedev liberal economic program is being eclipsed by Kremlin hawks.

Addressing Russian business leaders in the Kremlin, Medvedev said that would not happen. do canadian goose jacket not need militarization of the economy or a statist economy, he said. one should count on a change in direction.

Additional reporting by Oleg Shchedrov in Moscow and David Brunnstrom in Brussels; Writing by Christian Lowe; editing by Richard Balmforth.

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