Comment of the Press and Information Department regarding the resumed process of installing artificial barriers

Occupation forces resumed on 7 August the illegal process of installing artificial barriers near the Gugutiantkari village of the Gori municipality.
Immediately after receiving the information, the Ministry of Foreign Affars put to the use all levers at its disposal, including by setting up the hotline under the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism and providing information to the international community, including the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions.
The Georgian side underscored the necessity for the international community to duly assess the ongoing processes and for the Russian Federation to fulfil its own obligations.   

Besides having a negative impact on the peace negotiations, the aforesaid illegal activities across the occupation line further aggravate the already diffuclt humanitarian situation of the conflict-affected population and the security climate on the ground.