EU member states’ ambassadors to visit Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone
Tbilisi, Georgia, March 6
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Ambassadors of the EU member states will become familiar with the situation in Atotsi village in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone. Together with diplomats, the former Vice-President of the European Commission Gunter Verheugen will also visit the city.
They will become familiar with the situation in Atotsi after the construction of a barbed wire by Russian servicemen along the border of Georgia's breakaway region, South Ossetia
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.