EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia said it was concerned about “demarcation works” along the administrative border of breakaway South Ossetia carried out by the Russian forces and local South Ossetian militias.
The mission said in a statement on Friday that on November 25 its patrol observed seven Russian and South Ossetian armed personnel accompanying three South Ossetian civilians “performing measuring activities on the ground along the Administrative Boundary Line, close to the village of Ditsi.”
“This is not the first time that such measuring activity has been reported,” EUMM said.
“The Mission has increasing indications that this is part of a broader policy of unilateral border demarcation. The EUMM is concerned about these ‘border demarcation works’, as they are incompatible with the principle of Georgian territorial integrity, which is fully supported by the European Union,” it said.