MOSCOW, June 17 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Black Sea
Fleet will not take part in any joint naval exercise that could
involve Georgian warships, a senior Russian military official
said on Wednesday.
"We [Russia] will not take part in any exercise jointly
with the Georgian Navy - this is out of the question," said
Vladimir Popovkin, a deputy defense minister.
Russia is part of the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task
Group (Blackseafor), which also includes Turkey, Bulgaria,
Ukraine, Romania and Georgia.