President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili attended Christmas Liturgy at Ascension Church in Nikozi village, which is adjacent to the occupied Tskhinvali region.
Mitropolitan Isaia of Tskhinvali and Nikozi Eparchy conducted the liturgy. Locals from different regions arrived in Nikozi to attend the liturgy.
Mitropolitan Isaia had been holding Christmas Liturgy in occupied Akhalgori for the last 5 years. This year the de-facto South Ossetian authorities closed the so-called checkpoints leading to Akhalgori.