Georgian Foreign Ministry condemns erection of new barbed wire fences by occupants

  • The Georgian Foreign Ministry says that Russia continues its creeping occupation on the Georgian soil. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office., 7 Nov 2018 - 11:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Foreign Ministry has condemned the erection of new  illegal barbed wire fences at the villages of Atotsi and Balta of the Kareli municipality, near the country’s occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region in the eastern part of Georgia.

The ministry says that the issue will be raised during all local and international formats dedicated to Georgian conflict issues.

“With such steps Russia blatantly violates the fundamental principles of the international law and undermines the international system which is based on rules,” the Georgian Foreign Ministry says.

“The Russian actions aim at further destablisation on the ground, restriction of free movement of locals and their isolation from the rest of Georgia,” the ministry says.

The ministry called upon Russia to fulfill the 2008 ceasefire deal with Georgia and withdraw its forces from the Georgian territory.

The Russia-controlled so-called border guards have already erected one-kilometer long barbed wire fences along the village of Balta.