Georgia, Tbilisi, October 11/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgia's Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze called on Russia to stop the construction of fences along the administrative borders of the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region, a statement was made during a speech at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna, Georgia's Foreign Ministry told Trend on Thursday.
"I would like to express extreme concern about the critical situation in Georgia's occupied territories of the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region. The occupying troops and the border guards of the Federal Security Service are intensely continuing the construction of fences and barbed wire along the occupation line of the Gori, Karelian, Kaspi and Akhalgori regions beginning from January 2013," she said.
Panjikidze stressed that this process has been even more exacerbated in recent months and the total length of the barbed wire constructed along the administrative border has already reached 35 kilometres.
"As a result of Russia's activity, some 65 Georgian families suffered and some of them had to leave their homes. At this forum I want again to call on Russia to immediately stop the construction of fences and barbed wire along the occupation line and implement the ceasefire agreement of 2008 and the obligations taken in accordance with international law," the Georgia's Foreign Minister said.
At the same time, the minister stressed that Georgia should make more active attempts for the full recovery of the OSCE mission in the country.
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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