Diplomats informed about situation in Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone
Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 6
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The representatives of the information-analytical department under the Georgian Interior Ministry informed representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations about the situation in the settlements near the border with South Ossetia on Thursday.
The Georgian Interior Ministry told Trend that the representatives of law enforcement bodies reported on the latest events and discussed the issue of installing barbed wire fences.
The representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations systematically meet to discuss the situation in the conflict zones, the Interior Ministry reported.
Last week, the Georgian authorities reported on resuming the installation of barbed wire fence on the South Ossetian side, particularly near the Dirbi and Gogeti villages. An EU monitoring mission expressed concern in this regard.
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.