Georgia, Tbilisi, March 5 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The opening of the Kazbeg-Upper Lars checkpoint on the Georgia-Russia border is not dangerous, Georgian Interior Ministry Analytical Department head Shota Utiashvili said at the joint meeting of the parliamentary foreign relations and regional development committees.
There are many tangible benefits for Georgia by opening this checkpoint, he said.
"It is simply hard to imagine what kind of danger could be created at the administrative border of South Ossetia. We have control over this border and we almost never uncovered cases of illegal crossing. If we control the 200-kilometer border, then why shouldn't we be able to control these two meters," he said.
However, most experts do not share his view and contend that opening the checkpoint threatens Georgian integrity.