US, UK ‘deeply concerned’ as Russia continues creeping occupation of Georgian territories

The US once again called on Russia to withdraw its forces from Georgian territory. Photo: AP., 24 Apr 2020 - 12:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

The US and the UK missions to OSCE say that they are ‘deeply troubled’ by reports that Russian-led security actors have resumed ‘aggressive, intensive borderisation activities’ along the occupation line, near the village of Takhtisdziri, occupied Tskhinvali region. 

I am even more alarmed that these actions were undertaken during the Orthodox Easter weekend and against the backdrop of the global pandemic crisis. The posting of so-called border signs on a non-existent border and demands that Georgian security forces vacate the area increase tensions and undermine Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” US Ambassador to OSCE James Gilmore said.