Georgia is preparing for the possible use of nuclear weapons in the region, said the head of the State Security Service Grigol Liluashvili. His words are quoted by the Russian publication Kommersant.
"The current challenges do not exclude the use of nuclear weapons in the region, so we need to pursue a cautious and reasonable policy," Liluashvili said.
The publication believes that the Georgian official's hint refers to the relations between Tbilisi and Moscow, as well as the explosive situation in the Middle East.
Liluashvili said that the Georgian government "has developed a special plan in case of a nuclear war", which spells out the steps for each department. However, he admitted that in the event of a direct nuclear strike on Georgia, "shelters will not help us", so "it is necessary to pursue a moderate, pragmatic policy both inside the country and abroad."