UN High Commissioner visits Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone

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Tbilisi, Georgia, May 21

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visited the territories adjacent to the separatist region of South Ossetia during her visit to Georgia on May 20.

She visited the Khurvaleti village bordering with the Tskhinvali region, the Georgian foreign ministry told Trend.

Pillay met with local residents and observed their living conditions.

UN High Commissioner also visited a school in this area. She observed the difficult humanitarian conditions in the area, due to restricted movement in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone.

Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.

Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

edited by S.I.

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