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/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 7 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. 

The European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar also shared concern on his Twitter account yesterday.

The de facto State Security Committee of Georgia’s eastern Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region announced a temporary closure of the so-called border with Georgia between September 4-6.

However, the Georgian State Security Service said today that the so-called border has not been opened so far, which “affects the lives of local population and harms the security environment on ground”.

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