MIA releases statement on situation in Ditsi
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has released a special statement regarding the situation in the village of Ditsi, which is located along the administrative boundary line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region.
`Taking into consideration high interest coming from the society Ministry of Internal Affairs feels obligated to inform society regarding the current situation in connection with the recently activated process of installing barbed wires and fences by the Russian occupational forces along the occupation line and on imposing regulations restricting the free movement in the region.
Despite events that developed on September 17 in Ditsi village, the current situation is calm. Units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are intensively conducting patrolling and monitoring on the ground.
With the aim to maintain control, peace and stability Ministry of Internal Affairs is actively cooperating with EU monitoring mission to Georgia.
Ministry of Internal Affairs does not confirm the activation of regulations of the de facto Tskhinvali government on restricting free movement, which was supposed to come into force from September 18.
Ministry strongly condemns any attempts of restricting free movement along the occupation line by Russian occupational forces and calls on international commonwealth to make strict and adequate assessment of the mentioned illegal actions,` says the statement.