Fears over Georgia's Western commitments

Removal of pro-NATO defence minister from coalition prompts questions about direction of country in Russia's backyard.

    There has been drama in Georgia after a pro-Western party quit the governing coalition last week. Its leader, Irakli Alasania, the defence minister, was sacked. He says the government is endangering the country's commitments to the EU and NATO. The development comes at a time the pro-Western government of another former Soviet state, Ukraine, is locked in a debilitating conflict with rebels in the east backed by Moscow.

    Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Tbilisi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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