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Security Service on Continued “Borderization” in Chorchana-Tsaghvli Area

The Georgian State Security Service has reported that Russian occupying forces “continue provocative actions” near the villages of Chorchana and Tsaghvli of Khashuri Municipality through the process of illegal “borderization.”

The Security Service explained however, that no process of illegal “borderization” is underway in the area of Kobi village of Khashuri Municipality.

On October 15, Davit Katsarava, leader of the “Strength in Unity” anti-occupation movement, spread reports via his social media channels about alleged “borderization” works in the area of Kobi village.

The Georgian State Security Service said that the hotline has been activated and the EU Monitoring Mission has been informed over illegal actions of Russian occupying forces.

The Georgian government constructed a police checkpoint at the edge of the occupation line, between the villages of Chorchana of Khashuri Municipality and Tsnelisi in late August.

Protesting the construction of the checkpoint, Tskhinvali representatives disrupted the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting in the village of Ergneti on August 29, demanding Tbilisi to remove the checkpoint.

The situation was defused somewhat, as the decision was reached to hold the “technical meeting.” However, the parties failed to reach a consensus anyway.

In a tit-for-tat move Tskhinvali announced on September 5 that “border service” crew has started works to “mark the border” in the disputed Chorchana-Tsnelisi area, by placing “border signs” and their flag on Tbilisi-controlled territory west of Tsnelisi village on height 944.8m.

Representatives of Tbilisi, Moscow and Tskhinvali continue discussing the issue of disputable posts during technical meetings. However, on the recent 5th meeting on October 1, the sides failed again to reach any agreement.

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