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Russian soldiers move South Ossetian border 600 meters

by | Sep 23, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian soldiers Sunday moved the border 600 meters into Georgian-controlled territory in the village Dvani, close to South Ossetia.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Russian soldiers started preliminary work to install wire fences, which leads to locals losing agricultural lands completely or partly.

The ministry expressed concern as Russian soldiers continue illegal actions despite a number of protests and statements from the Georgian government and the international community.

On Sunday, Interpressnews quoted Zaza Kopadze, trustee of Dvani village, saying that the Russian soldiers already started installing wires in the morning and moved the border 600 meters into Georgian-controlled territory.

But the Ministry of Internal Affairs does not confirm that the border was moved.

Kopadze said it has been the Russian soldiers have had a break for more than a month, but that the work continued on Sunday.

In May, 2013, Russian soldiers started installing fences and wires in the villages Dvani and Ditsi, moving border 300 meters into Georgian-controlled territory.

Recently they continued the installation work in the village Ditsi.



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