EUMM expresses concern about demarcation works along administrative boundary line with South Ossetia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 26 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) expresses concern about demarcation works along administrative boundary line with South Ossetia, EUMM reported on Nov. 26.
On 25 November an EU Monitoring Mission patrol observed seven Russian and South Ossetian armed personnel accompanying three South Ossetian civilians performing measuring activities on the ground along the Administrative Boundary Line, close to the village of Ditsi.
This is not the first time that such measuring activity has been reported. The Mission has increasing indications that this is part of a broader policy of unilateral border demarcation. The EUMM is concerned about these "border demarcation works", as they are incompatible with the principle of Georgian territorial integrity, which is fully supported by the European Union.
Military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered South Ossetia. Later, Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back to Georgia. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic relations with the de facto states on Sept. 9, 2008.