Enguri Bridge

Sokhumi regime lifts restrictions on Enguri bridge

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Brief|Tags: , , |

Restrictions on Enguri bridge imposed on June 27 were abolished on Wednesday, the Security Service of the breakaway Abkhazia states. The restrictions were imposed in the wake of anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi due to “security reasons”. Later the Sokhumi regime partially eased the ban to cross the sole passage to the breakaway republic from Georgia proper, [...]

Sokhumi brings in new restrictions at Enguri Bridge, locals charged USD 17 for passing

By | September 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Enguri Bridge crossing is essential to many local businesses, who rely on trade in products such as hazelnuts. (DFWatch.) GALI, DFWatch--Sokhumi has brought in new restrictions on the administrative borderline between breakaway Abkhazia and Georgia proper, affecting many businesses in the area.  Crossing north-south across the Enguri Bridge is essential to many in [...]

NATO asked Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia to reopen checkpoint in 2016

By | July 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Enguri Bridge. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch--NATO asked breakaway Abkhazia to reopen a checkpoint to Georgia proper in 2016, local media report. The incident happened after the de facto authorities closed all but one of the crossings along the administrative border line that separates the breakaway republic from the rest of Georgia. Temur Nadaraia, who heads [...]

In Gali, Abkhazia, people wait in vain for a new border crossing to open

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

GALI, DFWatch–For almost a year and a half, people in Gali, in the south of breakaway Abkhazia, have been waiting for a new checkpoint to open on the administrative border line to Georgia proper, so far in vain. […]

Massive delays on Enguri bridge

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

TBILISI, DFWatch–Long queues on the Enguri bridge has caused major interruptions for people wanting to cross the de facto border between Abkhazia and Georgia proper. Locals told DFWatch the immediate reason for the traffic jam is that only one out of four passport counters is operational on the Abkhaz side, […]

Minibuses replacing horse carts at Enguri Bridge

By | February 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

GALI, DFWatch–Four-wheel horse carts (‘tachkas’) are still the main means of transport for crossing the Enguri Bridge, which separates breakaway Abkhazia from Georgia proper. However, recently three ‘marshrutkas’ have started competing for this profitable business, […]