Foreign Ministry calls on occupation forces ‘to cease illegal activities’ in Georgia

Russia occupied two Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) in 2008. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 07 Sep 2019 - 13:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Foreign Ministry is concerned that the “occupation forces occupied the hilltop in the vicinity of the village of Chorchana, installed a so-called ‘border’ sign and stepped up works to deploy a so-called checkpoint there”.

The Foreign Ministry said the recent “illegal and provocative activities” across the occupation line, “form a chain of processes” which aims to “push” the Government of Georgia to start “so-called demarcation-delimitation procedures”.

These illegal activities include:

However, the Foreign Ministry said, "this is a futile attempt", which is unacceptable to the Georgian authorities, as "the internal administrative border does not require any demarcation”.