Closure of so-called crossing points along the occupation line with Tskhinvali region results in complete isolation of the population residing in the occupied territory, – Georgian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Vladimer Konstantinidi made this statement.
According to his assessments, the illegal decision by the occupation regime constitutes a gross violation of the fundamental human rights, hinders the freedom of movement and access of conflict-affected people to their homes and yards.
He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia calls upon the Russian Federation and its occupation regime in Tskhinvali to immediately cease the provocative actions and ensure freedom of movement of locals across the occupation line. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls upon the Russian Federation to fulfill its international obligations and engage constructively in the Geneva International Discussions in order to find solutions on security and humanitarian problems of conflict-affected people.
“We continue working closely with our international partners and use all available leverage to protect the fundamental rights and the freedom of movement of people affected by the illegal occupation,” – Vladimer Konstantinidi added.