EUMM Head: Tskhinvali’s closure of crossing points negatively affects local communities

Occupied Tskhinvali announced a temporary closure of the so-called border with Georgia between September 4-6. However, the border has not been opened so far. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 07 Sep 2019 - 18:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Erik Hoeg said the recent decision of de facto Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) officials to close the so-called border with the rest of Georgia is “negatively affecting local communities” on both sides of the occupation line.