The FINANCIAL — According to Civil Georgia, Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has ordered the government “either to restrict or cut military-technical and military-economic cooperation” with countries providing Russian or Soviet made or designed weapons to Georgia.
A decree signed by the Russian President also orders the government “to immediately propose special economic measures” against those countries or “foreign organizations and citizens,” which provide weapons or equipment for military purposes to Georgia “that leads to destabilizing accumulation of arms and military equipment” in that country.
The decree, which was posted on the Kremlin website on January 19, also bans the Russian private or state companies, as well as citizens to provide weapons or other products that can be used for the military purposes to Georgia; it also bans transit of military equipment designated for Georgia through the territory of Russia and providing consultancy to Georgia in the military sphere.
The decree says that the measure will be in force till December 1, 2011.
It also says that the measures are aimed at protecting the Russia’s national interests.