'Crucial for security': EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia marks 13 years today

The EUMM’s mandate originally was authorised for a year but since then it has been extended eight times. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 15 Sep 2021 - 19:22, Tbilisi,Georgia

The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia is marking 13 years since its establishment. 

EUMM was established after the Russia-Georgia 2008 war to monitor the EU-brokered ceasefire 6-Point agreement between the countries, but the mission has no access to the occupied territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).

US Advisor to the Georgian Defence Ministry and colonel of US Army Bob Hamilton has tweeted: