EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia urges belligerents to comply with children’s interests
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 2 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
An EU monitoring mission welcomes the release of minors who were detained in the Sachkhere district for crossing the so-called border, the mission said on Thursday.
"After obtaining the information on May 1, a monitoring mission intensified a hotline and urged to immediately release the juveniles," the statement said. "Despite minors are seldom detained while crossing the border, the EU observation mission calls on all parties to respect the children's interests."
Meanwhile, the Tskhinvali court will make a decision concerning three adult detainees who were picking berries in the frontier forest.
Large scale military actions were 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 broke diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.