Russian occupation forces continue ‘border’ fortification along Gugutiantkari

  • The Russian occupation forces started the 'border' erection on August 7 when they installed border posts and went away.  Afterwards, on August 14, they installed barbed wire on the posts. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 21 Aug 2019 - 13:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

Russian occupation forces have resumed work on a so-called ‘border’ they have erected in the village of Gugutiantkari in Gori Municipality.

They are currently fortifying the so-called border. 

Dozens of border posts have been erected by occupation forces since August 7, when the work first began. They have added 'border' posts at 100 meter distance today.

As a result, two residential homes ended up beyond the new occupation line. 

Last night, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and Parliamentary Speaker Archil Talakvadze went to Gugutiantkari last night, where they met with locals and the eight Georgian nationals that were abducted on August 17-18 by the occupation forces and released last night.

Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said yesterday he “strongly condemns” the steps taken by the de-facto authorities of the region and the Russian Federation.