The border territory between Georgia and  South Ossetia near the new checkpoint. Photo by the State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia https://www.facebook.com/komitetgosbezopasnosti.southossetia/

07 September 2019, 11:37

Georgia condemns erection of new border checkpoint in South Ossetia

Law enforcers have set up their checkpoint at a distance of less than two kilometres from the Georgian one, which became the subject of a border conflict. The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has treated this as a compulsion to border demarcation. The OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) has supported Georgia by opposing the bordering process.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the South-Ossetian Parliament treated the erection of a checkpoint by Georgian military servicemen in the vicinity of the village of Tsnelis as an act of aggression. In its turn, the State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia stated that the new block-post is located near the village of Chorchana, which is covered by Georgian jurisdiction. However, South Ossetia disagreed with this and opened a criminal case on a border violation.

The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has treated the fact that the South-Ossetian law enforcers "had occupied a height near the village of Chorchana" and began erecting a border checkpoint there as unacceptable, the "News-Georgia" reports.

The OSCE Permanent Council has condemned "the construction of fences de facto by authorities of South Ossetia with the support of Russian border guards." In the opinion of the OSCE, this "impedes the freedom of local residents' travel and deprives them of access to their main sources of livelihood – the orchards and water resources," the "Georgia Online" reports.

"It is outrageous that human rights and the humanitarian situation in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are deteriorating again," the OSCE has noted.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 7, 2019 at 00:46 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

All news

September 18, 2019 19:01

  • NAC reports details of CTO in Chegem

    In Chegem, two persons who were plotting a terror act, were killed a shootout, while no law enforcers were injured, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported. The killed suspects were members of a banned terrorist organization, reported a source from the law enforcement bodies of Kabardino-Balkaria.

September 18, 2019 18:58

September 18, 2019 18:46

  • NAC reports prevention of terror act in Dagestan

    A detained supporter of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation, manufactured a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) while he was plotting a terror act in Dagestan, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported.

September 18, 2019 16:17

  • Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation's balance exceeds Chechnya's reserve by over 8 times

    In 2018, the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation increased its assets due to donations up to 3.68 billion roubles. The amount exceeds the official reserve funds of the Chechen Republic by more than 8 times. Meanwhile, the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation, which owns large Chechen enterprises, showed zero income from entrepreneurial activity.

September 18, 2019 16:12

  • "Musavat" Party activist Abulfaz Sadygbeili interrogated in Azerbaijan

    On September 17, Abulfaz Sadygbeili, an activist of the "Musavat" Party, serving his suspended sentence, was summoned and interrogated at the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan for two hours as a witness. Abulfaz Sadygbeili compared the situation with the case earlier instituted against him when he was first questioned as a witness, then charged and arrested.

News archive