Russians barb-wiring on Georgian territory

Marker A on the upper-left corner shows the location of Ghogheti, while the yellow line is the Georgian highway, 03 Dec 2013 - 00:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Russian border-guards resumed fencing activities in the Georgian village of Ghogheti, Kareli district, Shida Kartli region. Ghogheti is located about 20 km away from the Georgian highway (and about 80 km from capital Tbilisi).

The barbed-wire fences are being installed all along the boundary line at the boundary markers. The locals say that 15 hectares of the land, belonging to Ghoghheti, now is in the Ossetian-controlled territory.

NATO Secretary Generals Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai commented on the issue on his official Facebook page.

"Once again, Russian military are restarting the installation of barriers along the administrative border lines inside Georgia. This will only further complicate the lives of people whose freedom of movement, and often their livelihoods, are arbitrarily cut off. It also remains in violation of Russia's international commitments, and should both stop and be reversed, Appathurai said.