US Air Force Commander: Georgia continues to be steadfast partner despite occupation

General Tod Wolters urged for even closer ties with Georgia. Photo:, 26 Feb 2020 - 11:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

US Air Force Commander (EUCOM)/NATO General Tod Wolters has stated that in the Caucasus, where Russia occupies the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali, ‘Georgia continues to be a steadfast partner and contributor to global security.’ 

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the 2021 fiscal year Defense Authorization Request and Future Years Defense Program on Tuesday, Wolters stated that the Kremlin ‘exerts influence over countries in the South Caucasus through manipulation of regional tensions and enduring military conflicts with all instruments of national power.’