Georgia, Tbilisi, June 3 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Meetings on the prevention of tension in the region to discuss the situation in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict began in Ergneti. The meeting is held under the UN auspices with the EU observers' participation.
The Georgian side is traditionally headed by the head of analytical department of the Georgian Interior Ministry Shota Utiashvili.
The meeting will discuss the criminal situation in the conflict zone, as well as issues with the "violators" of the so-called Georgian-South Ossetian border. The sides will discuss the situation on the detained citizens of both sides and possibility of their release.
Meetings in Ergneti were resumed after a long break, as Tskhinvali refused to participate in the meetings, demanding release of all the arrested Ossetians from the Georgian prisons.
Meetings on the prevention of tension are held by the Abkhaz and South Ossetian side on the initiative of the UN, OSCE and the EU.