Russian general: Israel armed Georgia


A Russian military official said Israel supplied arms to Georgia and trained its military intelligence units.

Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of staff, said in answer to a question during a news conference Tuesday that Israel had provided weapons systems including eight types of unmanned aircraft, 100 anti-tank mines, explosives and landmines.

Nogovitsyn also said that Israeli troops in 2007 trained Georgian commando troops.

He said Russia began pulling its troops out of Georgia on Monday.

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