Occupation forces start ‘border’ erection in Gori Municipality [INTERACTIVE MAP]

Russia continues creeping occupation in Georgia and occupies 20% of the country. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 08 Aug 2019 - 15:39, Tbilisi,Georgia

The occupation forces have started erecting a so-called border in the village of Gugutiantkari, in Gori Municipality, which is located near the occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region.  

 The work has been in progress since August 7.  

The Georgian Foreign Ministry reports that the illegal work along the occupation line will have a negative influence on the peace negotiations that are regularly held by Georgian, Russian, Abkhazian and South Ossetian delegations in Geneva.

The Foreign Ministry has also notified the co-heads of the Geneva talks.

Georgia reiterated that the international community must call on the Russian Federation to fulfill its commitments,” the Foreign Ministry reports. 

The area in the village of Gugutiantkari, where illegal activities for erecting a so-called border by occupying forces were reported earlier today:


Shortly afterwards, Georgian Reconciliation Minister Ketevan Tsikhelashvili said the 'border' erection work has been stopped.

No work is in progress at the moment. The EUMM hot line has been activated," Tsikhelashvili said. 

Since 2011, Russian occupying forces have been carrying out a so-called creeping occupation and gradually occupying Georgia-controlled area.

Barbed wires, installed by the occupying forces in the village of Khurvaleti are only 400 meters away from the central Georgian highway.