That aggression led to existing US sanctions against the Kremlin, which Congress moved to strengthen last week.
In comments released earlier by the Georgian government, Kvirikashvili described Pence's visit as "an important milestone in the bilateral relationship as we work to further strengthen security, economic, and trade cooperation between our two countries". We see Georgia as a key strategic partner.
The Vice President called on Europe to match U.S. President Donald Trump's "clear message".
Georgia and the three Baltic nations were all occupied for almost five decades by Soviet troops before regaining their independence in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Pence is also due to visit Montenegro, the alliance's newest member, and make a stop in Georgia, an aspiring member, which fought a brief war with Russian Federation in 2008.
"I'm here to say, America first' does not mean America alone, America stands with Georgia".
The U.S. Congress voted last week for new sanctions on Russian Federation and, at a news conference in Georgia's capital Tbilisi, Pence said the "lifting of sanctions will require Russian Federation to reverse the actions that caused sanctions to be imposed in the first place".
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Pence arrived in Tbilisi from Estonia, where he reaffirmed Washington's solidarity with the Baltic nations and accused neighboring Russian Federation of seeking to "redraw global borders" and "undermine democracies".
"Trump's administration initially had concerns about the sanctions bill not providing the "traditional flexibility that is afforded to the State Department or any administration" to conduct foreign policy".
The three countries have expressed concerns about Russia's intentions, as have Georgia and the third ally on Pence's itinerary: new North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Montenegro.
Some 2,800 troops from host Georgia, the United States, and six other countries have begun a major military exercise in the South Caucasus nation.
"With our excellent intelligence capabilities, we were not able to detect any interference, and we think that American nation has made its decision to elect a president, and of course, we look for more partnership with the current administration of the United States", he said.
The visit comes a day after Pence met with the presidents of the three Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.