Ditsi incident and irrigation canal discussed during South Ossetia talks

By | June 25th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The sides in the 2008 Georgia war met for a field meeting on Wednesday at Ergneti, a village on the border with the Georgian breakaway region South Ossetia. Also this time, border issues were on the agenda at the so-called Incident […]

UN, OSCE and EU diplomats on field trip in South Ossetia

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Antti Turunen, UN Secretary General’s Representative for Georgia, who was part of the delegation. (Photo by OSCE/Dieter Nagl.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Representatives of the United Nations, OSCE and European Union this week paid a two-day visit to South Ossetia and met with members of the breakaway region’s delegation to the Geneva talks. The delegation consisted of co-chairs of the talks, which […]

EUMM concerned about South Ossetia borderization

By | October 1st, 2013|Categories: Caucasus region, News|Tags: , |

The razor wire block in Dvani. (Interpressnews.) 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, […]

Russian soldiers cease border activity

By | September 19th, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian soldiers have halted the installation of wire feinces in the border village of Ditsi near South Ossetia. According to the Interior Ministry, the situation is now peaceful in Ditsi, while police are continuing to patrol and the village. […]

Russian border work is continuing, Georgia protests

By | September 18th, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian soldiers are continuing to install wire fences along the border with South Ossetia in the village Ditsi. The fence now run a few meters from the house of the Beruashvili family. But locals say the three houses, which it seemed might end up on […]

Georgia issues appeal about Russian border activity

By | September 18th, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry appeals to the international community to take measures in order to prevent illegal actions by Russia in the conflict zone. The appeal comes in response to reports about new activity by Russian soldiers on the […]

Georgian released from Tskhinvali detention

By | June 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Rostom Sosiashvili. (Photo from Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian citizen who was detained May 29 by Russian border guards for crossing the so-called administrative border with South Ossetia was released on Friday, June 21. The 35th session of Incident Prevention and Reaction Mechanisms was held on […]

Abashidze mentioned border issue at direct talks with Russia

By | June 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Zurab Abashidze is the Georgian Prime Minister’s Representative for Relations with Russia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The small-scale careful dialogue between Georgia and Russia continued in Prague Wednesday as Zurab Abashidze and Gregory Karasin met to sum up the results of six month of talks. Abashidze, who was specially appointed by Prime Minister Bidzina […]

Two more Georgians detained by Russian border guards

By | May 31st, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

The de facto border in Ditsi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian soldiers have detained two more Georgian villagers for illegally crossing the so-called administrative border around breakaway South Ossetia. The detainees are Avtandil and Kakha Khaduri. They were detained two days ago and taken to Tskhinvali. […]

Russia silent about South Ossetia border-moving

By | May 31st, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

This is the kind of razor wire being erected by Russian soldiers in the Georgian-controlled village Ditsi. (Radio Liberty.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Russian Federation has not yet reacted to a diplomatic note of protest from Georgia regarding the moving of the so-called administrative border into Georgian-controlled territory near breakaway South Ossetia. But the Deputy Foreign Affairs […]