incident prevention mechanism

Handover of suspected murderer topic at EU-hosted talks about Abkhazia

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

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia demanded the handover of a suspected murderer during a six hour meeting with breakaway authorities in Abkhazia this week. The meeting was held in Gali, in the southern end of the region, and dealt first and foremost […]

Abkhazia field meetings to be resumed after near four-year break

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

From an earlier IPRM meeting in Abkhazia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The parties have agreed to resume talks aimed at solving problems in the border areas near the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia. Agreement to resume the talks, called Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM), was reached […]

Building of new fire trench discussed at South Ossetia field meeting

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–As representatives of Georgia and the breakaway region South Ossetia sat down on Tuesday for a regular field meeting, one of the major topics of discussion was the situation in the village Jariasheni, where construction work is in progress. […]

Irrigation water and detentions discussed at South Ossetia field meeting

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The field meeting on the perimeter of the South Ossetia region went ahead as planned on Wednesday, and some of the topics discussed were irrigation water and detention of people for border violations. The meeting was held in Ergneti, a village […]

Red Cross to host talks on missing persons in Georgian breakaway region

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Representatives of Georgia and the breakaway republic South Ossetia will hold talks about missing persons under the auspices of the International Red Cross. David Sanakoyev, who represents the de facto republic, announced […]

South Ossetia field meeting ends in feast

By | November 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Representatives of Georgia and the breakaway region South Ossetia met on Thursday for a regular field meeting, ending it with a feast. The meetings of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms have been held regularly since […]

Georgian released from South Ossetian prison after talks

By | July 31st, 2015|Categories: Security|Tags: |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian citizen who was arrested for spying in the breakaway region South Ossetia has been set free after a meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRM) held on July 30 in Ergneti. IPRM is a series of meetings […]

Both sides speak of provocations at South Ossetia field meeting

By | July 21st, 2015|Categories: Security|Tags: |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian and South Ossetian negotiators met Monday for field talks called following a series of border incidents. The Georgian view is that newly installed signs are illegal and the border has been moved, while South Ossetia’s view is that the […]

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 […]

Two more people detained at disputed S.O. border as parties meet

By | May 26th, 2015|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two more people were detained on the disputed border with one of Georgia’s breakaway regions on Monday. The incident took place the same day as the parties were gathered in a border village for EU- and OSCE-hosted negotiations. The […]

Body of dead 19 year old handed over by South Ossetia

By | March 1st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–On Saturday, the body of a dead 19-year-old handed over to Georgian authorities by the breakaway region South Ossetia. David Basharuli was found hanging from a tree in a small village in South Ossetia in January, after having been reported missing […]

Return of dead 19 year old discussed at IPRM meeting

By | January 21st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–At a regular field meeting Tuesday between the parties in the 2008 South Ossetia war, Georgia brought up the question of how to bring home the body of a 19 year old boy who was recently found dead in South Ossetia after being missing for six months. […]

50th meeting of the post-2008 incident prevention talks

By | November 18th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

Practical problems for people affected by the conflict is the main focus of the IPRM meetings. (EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Monday another meeting was held of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) between the conflicting parties of the 2008 war. This was the 50th such meeting, and as usual it took place at Ergneti, a village close to the de facto border. […]

Russian drones threaten stability, Georgia says

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

Tuesday’s meeting was facilitated by EUMM’s head, Toivo Klaar, and Ambassador Angelo Gnaedinger from the OSCE. (Photo published by EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian drones are endangering the security and stability in the region, Georgia’s representatives said at a meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) Tuesday. As DF Watch reported earlier, a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle […]

South Ossetia accuses EU observers of bias

By | July 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The EU-hosted field meetings take place in a tent on the de facto border. (From a video published by Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A spokesman for the Georgian breakaway region South Ossetia has accused the European Union’s observers of being biased following a field meeting Tuesday. As usual, the Incident Response and Prevention Mechanism (IRPM) meeting took place […]

Two more Georgians detained on disputed SO border

By | April 29th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian soldiers Monday detained two more Georgians on the border with South Ossetia. The incident took place in the village Kldistskharo, and on the same day as a meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism, that are used to solve […]

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 […]

Constructive dialogue at South Ossetia field meeting

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

The atmosphere was constructive at the field meeting at Ergneti Tuesday, the European Union’s observers said. (Photo: EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) met in the village Ergneti on Tuesday. Representatives of Georgia’s Interior Ministry presented footage of Russians installing barbed wire and fences in villages close to the demarcation line […]

Access to cemetery discussed at SO border meeting

By | December 10th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The border meeting as usual took place in a tent at Ergneti. (EUMM.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The parties in the 2008 Russia-Georgia war Monday discussed the installation of warning signs and fences in the villages Ghogheti and Bershueti on the border to the breakaway region South Ossetia. This was the 40th meeting of the Incident Prevention […]

Election incidents discussed at Ergneti near South Ossetia

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

Photo published by EUMM. TBILISI, DFWatch–The Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRM) met for the 39th time on Friday. According to the Interior Ministry, Georgia raised the issue of the installation of barbed wire and fences by Russian soldiers in the villages Ergneti, Ditsi and […]

Field meeting in Abkhazia breaks down again

By | July 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Again, a field meeting meant to defuse tension in the conflict region Abkhazia has broken down before it even started. The meeting should have been held June 27, and was to have brought together operative leaders from the warring parties of 2008 […]

Uncertain stalemate between EU and Abkhazia

By | May 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The crisis in the EU’s dealings with a disputed region that broke away from Georgia and is heavily militarized by Russia continues as neither side is willing to give in. Abkhazia said before the weekend that it is not going to change its position. The […]

Trouble in EU-Abkhazia relations does not affect South Ossetia talks

By | May 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Breakaway Abkhazia refuses to cooperate with a Polish general who represents the EU, and the EU refuses to replace him, leading to breakdown in talks, but the dispute has had no effect on similar talks about South Ossetia. On April 30 parties gathered […]

Opposition leader blamed for inspiring Abkhazian hostility

By | April 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Giga Bokeria, Georgia’s Secretary of Security Council blames opposition leader Irakli Alasania of having caused the announcement by Abkhazia which declared the head of the EU monitoring mission (EUMM) to Georgia an undesirable person. He expressed […]