Georgian Ministry of Energy comments possible provision of Baku-Supsa pipeline on separatist territories
Georgia, Tbilisi, September 25/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Part of the Baku-Supsa pipeline will enter the territory of the separatist regions if the Russian troops move to one kilometer near the village of Karafila (Shida Kartli , Eastern Georgia), Deputy Minister of Energy of Georgia Ilia Eloshvili said.
"The Baku- Supsa pipeline passes one kilometer from the village of Karafila. Thus, they need to move into our territory, one kilometer portion of the pipeline that was at their disposal. This theoretical tolerance, on the other side of the border would be the so-called maximum kilometer section of pipeline. Operating of the Baku- Supsa pipeline has no danger because it goes underground . The only thing that will be different from the rest of the line is that the commissioners BP will not be able to carry out monitoring "- Eloshvili said.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.