Georgian MFA concerned over “illegal process of borderization”
19 October, 2019
Georgian MFA concerned over “illegal process of borderization”
The Georgian Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the renewed illegal process of installing artificial barriers and barbed wire fences at the occupation line in the village of Atotsi, Kareli Municipality. In a statement released on Saturday, the Georgian Foreign Ministry noted that such destructive steps dramatically aggravate the already difficult humanitarian situation of the population living across the occupation line and further destabilize the security environment on the ground.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on
the Russian Federation to stop the destructive activities, ensure free movement of local population and comply with its international obligations, including those under the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement,” the statement reads.

The Ministry also noted that the Georgian side immediately informed the international community, co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions, EU Monitoring Mission and the diplomatic corps accredited to Tbilisi, asking “to ensure that effective measures are taken to stop the illegal process.”

Earlier, the Russian occupation forces continued their provocative actions along the occupation line, carrying out an illegal process of “borderization” in the village of Atotsi, InterPressNews was told by the State Security Service.

“The Russian occupation forces continue their provocative actions along the occupation line. Currently, they are carrying out an illegal process of “borderization” in the village of Atotsi in Kareli municipality, which significantly damages the security environment on the ground. The State Security Service has activated a "hotline" and has informed the EU Monitoring Mission, "the State Security Service said in a statement, released on Saturday.

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