About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Sokhumi Closes Border
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 1 Jul.'08 / 10:28

The authorities in breakaway Abkhazia closed the de facto border with Georgia on July 1, following four blasts in the region that injured twelve people.

Ruslan Kishmaria, the Abkhaz leader’s envoy in the Gali district on the administrative border, told the Russian news channel, Vesti, that all five border crossing points had been closed and security on the border tightened.

Officials in Tbilisi have said that the closure would pose hardship for thousands of ethnic Georgians in the breakaway region’s Gali district, preventing them from maintaining contact with neighboring Zugdidi on the Georgian side of the border.

“This is a provocative step, which will create problems for Georgians living in the Gali district,” Shota Utiashvili, the head of the Interior Ministry’s analytical department, said.

Abkhaz officials have failed to specify how long the measure would last. Sergey Shamba, the breakaway region’s foreign minister, said, the border might remain closed until the end of the tourist season.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2021, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.