Tbilisi concerned over illegal process of installing artificial barriers by occupation forces

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has released a statement regarding continuation of illegal process of installing artificial barriers near the Gugutiantkari village of the Gori municipality.

The ministry calls on the Russian Federation to stop its illegal actions against Georgia and to fulfill its international obligations.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned over the resumption of illegal process of installing artificial barriers by the Russian occupation forces in the vicinity of the village of Gugutiantkari. Such destructive steps are extremely aggravating the already dire humanitarian situation of the population living near the occupation line and further destabilizing the security environment.

The Georgian side continues to work intensively with the international community, the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions, the EU Monitoring Mission and the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Tbilisi to take effective measures to halt this illegal process.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the Russian Federation to stop illegal actions against Georgia and to fulfill its international obligations, including the the EU brokered Six-Point Agreement of 12 August, 2008.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the international community to take effective measures in connection with the ongoing illegal processes on the occupation line, ”the statement reads.

Zurab Abashidze – We have not received information about possible suspension of trade relations with Russia from formal sources