TBILISI, DFWatch–The EU Monitoring Mission to Georgia Tuesday expressed concern about the installation of barbed wire by Russian soldiers in the villages Dvani and Ditsi at the border line around the breakaway region South Ossetia.
Toivo Klaar, the new head of EUMM, who replaced Andrzej Tyszkiewicz a few weeks ago, said at a press conference that the process of rearranging the so-called border is not new, but started back in 2008; but the process has become more intense lately.
EUMM is carefully observing the process, which is having a negative influence on the daily lives of locals, he said.
Klaar also said there is a good chance of continuing the Incident Prevention and Reaction Mechanism meetings in Gali, Abkhazia, which were suspended after the Abkhazian side declared Tyszkiewicz a persona non grata last year.
Klaar said he believes these meetings will continue and the Georgian government and representatives of the de facto Abkhazian government will manage to continue to meet.
The EUMM head underlined that the mission is present in Georgia in order to observe the situation, but that the decisions are made by political bodies.