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Tskhinvali to Close Crossing Points ahead of Polls

The security service of the Moscow-backed authorities of Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia announced today that all the crossing points connecting the region to the rest of the Georgia will be closed in relation to Sunday’s “legislative elections”.

“The State Security Committee of the Republic of South Ossetia informs that due to upgraded security measures in the period of the parliamentary elections in the republic, citizens will not be allowed to pass through the simplified crossing points with Georgia from 6am on June 8. The crossing-points will resume operation at 6am on June 11,” reads the report circulated through the media.

According to the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM), there are five crossing points in the region – in villages Sinaguri (Sachkhere district), Karzmani (Sachkhere district), Zardiaantkari (Gori district), Ergneti (Gori district) and Odzisi (Mtskheta district).

Elections in occupied Tskhinvali region are considered illegitimate by Tbilisi, as well as the EU and OSCE.

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