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Minister of Defence in Georgia - Tinatin Khidasheli

Georgia's Defence Minister, Tinatin Khidasheli, has been making the case for the former Soviet state to join Nato. Is Nato prepared to face up to Russia over Georgia?

Georgia wants to join Nato. Its Defence Minister, Tinatin Khidasheli, has been touring European Union countries making the case for the former Soviet state to join the club of western nations who vow to defend each other's borders. But It was only a few months ago that Russia extended its control over South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which the United Nations still recognises as Georgian territory. Hardtalk’s Sarah Montague asks whether Nato is prepared to face up to Russia over Georgia?

(Photo: Georgian Defence Minister Tinatin Khidasheli. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Mon 21 Sep 2015 21:06GMT

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