Georgia Condemns Russian Demarcation Activities in South Ossetia

World | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 13:03|  views

Barded wire of the border between the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia and Georgia in the village of Khurvaleti, some 60 kms from Tbilisi, Georgia, 14 July 2015. Photo: EPA

The foreign ministry of Georgia issued on Wednesday a note of protest to Russia over the illegal installation of banners marking the so-called “state border” of the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

The illegal demarcation activities took place on July 10 on the territory adjacent to the village of Tsitelubani in Gori municipality and the village of Orchosani in the occupied Akhalgori district.

Georgia condemned the provocative action of Russia as aiming to destabilise the situation on the ground.

The Baku-Supsa oil pipeline runs through the territories in question, which are also in close vicinity to the Tbilisi-Gori central highway.

At a meeting with the Swiss Ambassador to Georgia Gunther Bachler, the foreign ministry handed the note of protest to the ambassador for submission to the Russian side.

During the meeting, Bachler highlighted that a proper reaction should be sought to the illegal action of Russia, the press service of the Georgian foreign ministry informs.

Georgian authorities have expressed concern over the recent demarcation activities of Russian troops, which leave portion of the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline outside the control of the government in Tbilisi, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty informs.

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