19:29, Saturday, 14.12.2019
ქართული English

Web Portal on Human Rights in Georgia

Advanced Search

U.S. Embassy Hails Agreement on New Chief of Army Staff

The U.S. embassy in Tbilisi said on Wednesday it was “encouraged” that at a time of “internal political tension” the government and the President “were able to reach agreement on a new Chief of the Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces.”

“Georgia's stability and prosperity depend on the ability of both sides to find compromises in the national interest.  As NATO foreign ministers gather in Brussels, we are encouraged by this development,” the U.S. embassy said in a statement.

Colonel Irakli Dzneladze was named as new Chief of Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces on December 4.

According to the Ministry of Defense (MoD) the nomination of Col. Dzneladze was a result of the agreement with President Saakashvili.

Col. Dzneladze’s predecessor 32-year-old brigadier general Giorgi Kalandadze was suspended from office upon the court’s decision on November 11, about one month after President Saakashvili appointed him as army chief of staff shortly after the parliamentary elections. Brig. Gen. Kalandadze, who was released from police custody, faces criminal charges related to exceeding official powers into two separate cases and illegal confinement.

With twenty years of military service, Col. Dzneladze has most recently served as Georgia’s military attaché in Ukraine and prior that that he served in J3 operations planning and in the command of the land forces, according to MoD.

Civil Georgia

Print Send to Friend Send to Facebook Tweet This
Leave your comment
Your name:
Your comment:

Security code: Code
Do you positively evaluate the system of obligatory accumulative pension?
Yes No I cannot answer


Gorashvili vs Natchkebia
Lector of the Law Faculty of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University Giorgi Gorashvili sued the student of the same faculty Buba Natchkebia
City full of death
Vanished people – “Never forget me”


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


Copyright © 2004 - 2019 HRIDC