EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar says that important discussions have been held with the involvement of the UN and OSCE regarding the current security situation at the occupation lines in Georgia.
Klaar tweeted late yesterday:
Two days of meetings in Tbilisi and Tskhinvali together with my #OSCE and #UN co-chairs are at an end. Important discussions regarding security on South Ossetian ABL and the continued closure of crossing points. Now off to #Azerbaijan.— Toivo Klaar (@ToivoKlaar) February 12, 2020
Crossing points between Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region and the rest of Georgia have been closed for more than six month, since September 4, 2019.
Locals say that the humanitarian situation on the ground is severe as they have no access to quality medical aid and the everyday items they used to buy in other regions of the country.
The reason for the closure of the crossing points was the opening of a police post on the Tbilisi-administered territory, in the village of Chorchana, by the central Georgian government at the end of the summer of 2019.
The de facto leadership says that the police post ‘is too close to our country and poses security threats to our population.’
They say that the crossing points will reopen after the police post is dismantled which Tbilisi refuses to do.