**Are you watching, Vlad? US and British soldiers step up their joint training exercises with the Georgian army - on Putin’s doorstep
Servicemen from both Georgia and the United States continued joint training exercises in Georgia on Saturday, photos have revealed.
They were seen with AT4s and a SPG-9 anti-armour weapon outside Tblisi.
Earlier this week, the Georgian army began twoweeks of military exercises with the United States and Britain on Wednesday - despite Russia’s anger as American tanks rolled into its backyard. **
Hundreds of soldiers gathered at the military base of Vaziani - once used by Russia, just outside the capital Tbilisi - for the opening ceremony of the exercise, dubbed ‘Noble Partner 2016’.
As the sky filled with paratroopers while some 650 American, 150 British and 500 Georgian soldiers watched on in front of a fleet of tanks, Moscow’s anger was almost palpable.
Last week, it said the decision to hold the exercise on its doorstep was ‘provocative’ and ‘aimed at deliberately rocking the military-political situation in the South Caucasus’.
The Russian Foreign Ministry went as far as to accuse the United States - which has also dispatched an entire mechanised company, including eight Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and, for the first time, eight M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks - of indulging the ‘revanchist desires of Tbilisi’.
It is a charge which Georgia has strongly denied.