South Ossetia's administrative border with Georgia closed for 24 hours
Georgia , Tbilisi, Aug. 26 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The administrative border of South Ossetia and Georgia was closed on the night of Aug. 26, based on a decision by the State Security Committee of the Separatist Republic .
"The Mosabruni , Artsevi, and Sinagur border checkpoints along South Ossetia's administrative border with Georgia were closed for 24 hours in connection with celebrations, to ensure safety during the third anniversary of Russia 's recognition of South Ossetia's independence, as well as to avoid aggravating the border situation", the Committee reported.
The Committee noted that corresponding instructions were also transferred to the Russian FSB Border Protection in the breakaway republic of South Ossetia.
Military actions were launched in the, at the time, unrecognized Republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia. Russian troops later occupied the city and drove Georgia's military back to Georgia. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic relations with both republics on Sept. 9, 2008.