Yet another Georgian citizen has been detained for illegally crossing the so-called border near occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region.
The de facto security council of Tskhinvali region said Tsotne Kublashvili, who is a local of Gori Municipality, was detained on August 20. It also noted that Kublashvili was fined by Tskhinvali city court today.
Eight other people have been detained on the same charges on August 17 and 18. However, all of them were released yesterday.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry has called on the Russian Federation“to immediately stop its illegal activities” in Georgia and withdraw its forces from the Georgian territory to ensure “sustainable peace and security” on ground.
The Georgian State Security Service has reported earlier this year that the occupying forces in the two Russia-controlled Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali have detained a total of 327 Georgian citizens for “illegally crossing the border” between 2017 and 2019.