Have Georgia or Russia signed the treaty banning cluster munitions?
Neither Georgia nor Russia has signed the treaty banning cluster bombs since it was opened for signature in December 2008. Georgia attended the Oslo Signing Conference as an observer. Russia has strongly opposed the prohibition of cluster munitions and has continually emphasised the importance of such weapons in its military arsenal. Russia is a major stockpiler of cluster munitions, has produced and transferred the weapons and is known to have used them in Afghanistan in the 1980s and Chechnya in the 1990s. Georgia is not known to have produced or transferred cluster munitions or to have used them before the 2008 conflict.