The illegal process of installation of artificial barriers by the occupation forces has been resumed, - the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has said.
As the Ministry explains, the hotline has already been operated. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the illegal activities on the occupation line will have a negative impact on the peace talks.
“On August 7, 2019 the occupation forces resumed the illegal process of installation of artificial barriers nearby Gugutiantkari village of Gori Municipality. As soon as being informed, the Foreign Ministry activated all the available levers. The hotline within the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms has been immediately activated. We have informed the representatives of the international community, including the co-chairs of Geneva International Negotiations. The Georgian side emphasized the need for a proper assessment of the ongoing process by the international community and the necessity of calling the Russian Federation to fulfill its commitments. These illegal activities on the occupation line will have a negative impact on peace talks and further aggravate the already grave humanitarian situation of the conflict-affected population and the current security environment, "the Foreign Ministry's Press and Information Department said.