Georgia, Tbilisi, October 3/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton expresses serious concern about the continuation and intensification of construction of fences by Russian security forces and other structures along the administrative dividing line between the territory governed by Georgia's central government and Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions, a message from the press-office of the EU high representative said on Wednesday.
"This activity violates Georgia's territorial integrity, creates serious difficulties to the population on both sides of the dividing line and creates serious challenges to stability and security in the region. EU High Representative calls on the Russian Federation to ensure the removal of these barriers. It reaffirms the EU's support for Georgia's territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," the message said.
On September 30 the representatives of the EU Committee for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy visited the administrative dividing line and EU monitoring mission within their visit to Georgia.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
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