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Trumpís National Security Strategy Highlights Russiaís Aggression in Georgia

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Wednesday, December 20
(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- US President Donald Trumpís new national security strategy named Russia and China as the key threats to global security, calling the policies of Moscow and Beijing aggressive moves aimed at overturning the post-Cold War world order.

Trumpís national security and foreign policy teams have formulated a strategic posture that points to the Kremlinís ďsubversive measuresĒ aimed at weakening the credibility of the USí commitment to Europe and its Western partners, including NATO, and to de-fang the European Unionís core institutions and governments.

ďWith its invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, Russia demonstrated its willingness to violate the sovereignty of states in the region. Russia continues to intimidate its neighbors with threatening behavior, such as nuclear posturing and the forward deployment of offensive capabilities,Ē the US national security strategy indicates.

Officially, the US formally recognizes Russiaís continued attempt to violate a ceasefire deal signed in the wake of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War. The agreement requires Moscow to withdraw its armed forces from Georgiaís two Russian-occupied regions - Abkhazia and South Ossetia - and allow humanitarian groups and the OSCE into the conflict zone.