The de facto parliament of Georgia’s eastern occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region is about to increase fines for ‘illegally crossing the border’ with Georgia.
The changes have already been confirmed by the de facto government of Tskhinvali, initiating the increase of the fine from 30 USD to 300 USD.
The press release of the de facto parliament of Tskhinvali says that the “bill” was pushed forward as the existing amount of the fine turned out to be ineffective.
The Georgian State Security Service says that after the Russia-Georgia 2008 war, between 2008 and 2017, the Russia-controlled border guards have illegally detained 1,077 Georgian citizens for illegally crossing the border.
The money the occupied Tskhinvali budget received due to the detentions amounted to more than 116,000 GEL [more than 42,000 USD] between 2008 and 2017.