Georgia, Tbilisi, June 30 / Trend , N. Kirtskhalia/
The major base of the OSCE monitoring mission in Georgia which is located in the Karaleti village of Karel region in the zone of the Georgia-Ossetia conflict was officially closed in early morning today.
Only guards composed of local residents have remained at the site.
Head of the OSCE monitoring mission in Georgia Terry Hakkala stated that only Russia demanded the closure of the OSCE mission, which "does not serve to stabilize the situation in the region." "It would be hard for the EU observers remaining in the Tskhinvali region to perform their functions after the closure of our mission and this may affect the safety of the local population," she said.
At the insistence of Russia, two observer missions have been deployed in Georgia - the UN and OSCE. There will only EU observers who despite Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement can not get to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, regions occupied by Russia.
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