Staunton, August 17 – The United States saved Georgia from destruction when Russia attacked that country in 2008, and it can do the same for Ukraine now that Moscow has launched aggression against that country as well, according to Dmitri Shashkin, former Georgian defense minister.
Last week, on the seventh anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Georgia, Shashkin published in Georgia a message he received from the White House on August 14, 2008: “President’s press conference is in 45 min. Gates will lead the operation. 6th fleet is on its way, Herculeses in the air. GEO will be safe” (ru.krymr.com/content/article/27189037.html