The border between Ukraine and Russia. Photo

14 July 2017, 16:10

About thousand Georgians hold protest on South-Ossetian border

A protest action "No to occupation!" with the participation of oppositional politicians and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) was held in the Georgian pre-border village of Sobisi.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 4, the State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia accused South Ossetia of relocating the banner designating the border. About 10 hectares of land were lost, said the residents of the Georgian village of Bershuti. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) refuted these statements.

The largest recent protest action was held near the occupation line of the Tskhinvali District. About a thousand people gathered in Sobisi, Gori District, to protest against "Russia's aggressive actions and the creeping occupation."

The participants of the action lined up in a living chain, and unfolding their posters reading, "No to occupation!", "Hands off Georgia!", "Russia is evil empire" and others.

Also, a march took place under the slogan "We will not allow the borders of Georgia to be controlled by the Russian militaries", the "Georgia Online" reports.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

All news

May 24, 2018 18:52

May 24, 2018 17:14

  • Activists of "Putin's Detachments" complain of pressure from authorities

    In Krasnodar, five activists from the "Social Justice" Foundation and the movement "Putin's Detachments" are spending their fourth day on hunger strike in protest against frequent checks of the movement and the local authorities' attempts to close the Foundation. The hunger-strikers believe the local authorities underestimate the importance of support for the President by the "Putin's Detachments".

May 24, 2018 15:42

May 24, 2018 14:11

May 24, 2018 13:30

  • Georgia pardons 143 prisoners

    Today, Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Georgia's President, has signed a decree to pardon 143 prisoners. 84 pardoned inmates will be released today; and 59 others will have their terms reduced.

News archive