The de-facto government of the Russia-occupied Tskhinvali region of Georgia has stated the ‘border’ with Georgia will be closed for several days, due to the upcoming 11th ‘anniversary’ of its ‘independence’, when it was recognized by Russia in 2008.
The local so-called state security committee states that starting at 20:00 on August 25 the checkpoint on the ‘border’ with Georgia will be closed.
The checkpoint will resume operation at 06:00, August 27, the de-facto government announced.
Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) regions after the five-day August War, on August 26, 2008.
Five countries recognize the independence of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali so far including Russia, Venezuela, Nauru, Nicaragua and Syria.