PM Gakharia condemns ‘borderisation’ in village of Atotsi

The Russian occupation forces continued 'borderisation' along the occupation line with Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) yesterday. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 20 Oct 2019 - 14:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

Giorgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said the continued “borderisation” in the village of Atotsi in Kareli Municipality, near the occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region, is “unacceptable”.

PM Gakharia told journalists yesterday that the Government of Georgia is making all the necessary steps together with its international partners to ensure peace on the ground. 

With the full support of the international community, we will spare no efforts to make sure that our citizens exercise the right to live a dignified life on their lands”, Gakharia stated.

He said the restoration of the territorial integrity of Georgia is possible through ensuring that the country is “developed, economically strong, democratic”.  

The State Secretary Service of Georgia reported that the Russian occupation forces' continued provocations in the village of Atotsi, close to the occupation line yesterday.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry stated that this illegal attempt of escalating the situation further deteriorates already difficult security and human rights situation on the ground as well as restricts freedom of movement and access of the local population to the agricultural lands.