Georgia to attend activation of BLACKSEAFOR

Istanbul will begin the next activation of the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group (BLACKSEAFOR) on Tuesday.

Under the April activation plan of BLACKSEAFOR, the Georgian gunboat “Sukhumi” will take part in this activation for the first time since the Russian-Georgian war of 2008.

Based on this plan, following the initial marine stage, Sukhumi will remain in Sevastopol in mid-April, after which it will cease to remain among the international group of ships. Bypassing Novorossiysk, where the April activation of BSF-2011 will end, Sukhumi is scheduled to depart for the Georgian coast immediately after.

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