Georgia, Tbilisi, March 1 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze refuted information that citizens of South Ossetia and Abkhazia will be able to freely cross the Upper Lars checkpoint.
Only citizens with the have relevant documentation meeting the requirements of Georgian legislation will be able to cross the checkpoint, she said.
Russia reported that Abkhazian and South Ossetian citizens will also be allowed to cross the Georgia-Russia border through the Upper Lars checkpoint.
Russian Federal Security Service representative Alexander Solod earlier said citizens of the de facto republics will be able to cross the Georgian state border.