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South Ossetia sends extra forces to demarcation line as Georgia builds new checkpoint

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

South Ossetia sent additional forces to "ensure the safety citizens". (Sputnik-Ossetia.) TBILISI, DFWatch--The situation along the de facto border of South Ossetia remains tense as Tskhinvali sent armed forces to prevent the construction of a police checkpoint by the Georgian side. The checkpoint is being built in the vicinity of Georgian village Chorchana. “In [...]

Several families in Georgia forced to leave their homes by Russian solders to make way for South Ossetia “border” fence

By | August 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Davit Katsarava/Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch--At least two families in Georgia were forced to leave their homes in a village near the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict line on Thursday. The families left after Russian troops approached them and asked them to vacate their homes within 72 hours. The village of Gugutiantkari belongs to Gori Municipality and is [...]

Russian soldiers observed installing barbed wire in Dzukaantkari, 24km east of Atotsi

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Russian border forces have begun installing reinforced barbed wire fence through the village Dzukaantkari (Dzukata) near Gori, as part of a gradual demarcation around the breakaway region South Ossetia. The new and ‘more solid’ type of fences are replacing the old fences that were installed in 2009 and run right through the [...]

South Ossetia resumes installation of barbed wire along de facto border

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Tskhinvali has resumed installation of barbed wire fence along the administrative borderline between Georgia proper and the breakaway republic of South Ossetia. The de facto security committee plans to install one km long fence in the vicinity of the villages of Balta and Atotsi in the Kareli district. The reason for the [...]

Georgia’s frozen conflict hampers Easter celebration in border villages

By | April 24th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Khurvaleti, one of the villages where the cemetery is on the other side of the fence. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The frozen conflict over South Ossetia will prevent many people in the border areas from visiting their family graves this Easter. As the observance of Orthodox Easter starts today with Palm Sunday, many will be unable to go to cemeteries […]

Report from the villages on South Ossetia boundary line

By | February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Davit Vanishvili. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Things did not change for the better when Davit Vanishvili’s house ended up on the other side of the border with Georgia’s breakaway region South Ossetia several years ago. DFWatch recently visited some of the villages on the administrative boundary […]

SO field meeting highlights border problems and helicopter overflight

By | March 22nd, 2014|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , , |

Problems created by new border fences was brought up again at the regular field meeting between the parties in the 2008 war. (EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The parties in the 2008 war met again on Friday for a field meeting in a tent in Ergneti, a village on the border with South Ossetia. These field meetings are formally called Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) and hosted by the EU’s […]

Georgians demonstrated against Russian fences in Atotsi

By | March 4th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Some carried Ukrainian flags. (Maestro TV.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several hundred people demonstrated Monday near the de facto border with South Ossetia, to highlight the recent resumption of installation of barbed wire by Russian soldiers. The demonstration was held in the village Atotsi, near the town Kareli. […]

Georgian president meets locals near contested border

By | February 27th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Wednesday met people who live close to the de facto border near the town Kareli. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili says he hopes that the barbed wire which Russian soldiers are installing at the so-called border with two breakaway territories will eventually be sent away peacefully as scrap metal. Margvelashvili […]

Russia resumes building of South Ossetia border fences

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Razor wire is one of the measures Russian border guards are using to enforce the de facto border. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian soldiers have resumed the installation of warning signs and barbed wire at villages near the border with the breakaway region South Ossetia. A sign warning about the de facto border was installed in the village Ghogheti near Kareli on Tuesday. […]

South Ossetia spokesperson: ‘Razor wire will be dismantled’

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Part of the razor wire being installed by Russian soldiers. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The razor wire bundles along the de facto border will eventually be changed into wire-mesh fences, a spokesperson for the South Ossetian KGB’s press service told the online news service Caucasian Knot. According to Wikipedia, razor wire blades are […]

Russian solders placing warning signs at de facto border

By | November 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Sign at Ergneti. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The last few days, Russian soldiers have begun installing signs in the villages bordering with South Ossetia that warn locals not to pass, and are continuing installing fences and barbed wire. The EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) on Friday expressed concern over […]

In Georgia, rallies continue against Russian policy

By | October 20th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

People rallied in Telavi (pictured) and 24 other places against Russia’s policy toward Georgia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Rallies against the ‘creeping occupation’ and the Sochi Winter Olympics continue in Georgia. Saturday, there were protests in 25 different cities and towns all over the country. Despite the rain, youth protested in Batumi, a city on the Black Sea […]

Georgian gov’t plans 12 mill USD in development of border areas

By | October 16th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Davit Narmania. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Minister for Regional Development and Infrastructure says that investments in the amount of 20 million lari (USD 12 million) will be necessary to solve the problems locals are having who living in villages bordering with the Russian […]

Several rallies in Georgia to protest against Russian occupation

By | October 14th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Sabina from Sweden performing in Tbilisi Sunday. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A number of protest rallies and events were held in Georgia last weekend to protest against Russian occupation and Georgia’s participation in the Sochi Winter Olympics. On Saturday, there was a rally outside the government offices in Tbilisi, where […]