The Georgian Foreign Ministry has held a meeting with the diplomatic corps in reaction to the illegal placement of banners by the Russian occupying forces on 10 July marking the so-called “border” on the territory adjacent to the village of Tsitelubani of Gori municipality and the village of Orchosani in occupied Akhalgori district

On 13 July 2015, the Georgian Foreign Ministry held an extraordinary meeting with representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia. The First Deputy Minister and the Deputy Ministers informed the foreign diplomats on the illegal placement of banners by the Russian occupying forces on 10 July marking the so-called “border” on the territory adjacent to the village of Tsitelubani of Gori municipality and the village of Orchosani in occupied Akhalgori district in close vicinity to the Tbilisi-Gori central highway and acquainted them with Georgia’s position regarding the aforesaid.  

It was emphasized during the meeting that this action of Russia’s occupation regime represents the continuation of the so-called “borderisation” process within Georgia’s territory and grossly violates the provisions of the 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement and the fundamental principles of the international law. It is noteworthy that certain segments of Baku-Supsa pipeline run in the vicinity of the both areas and with this illegal action a certain portion of the pipeline next to the village of Orchosani fell within the occupied territory.

The Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister once again called upon the international community to condemn the actions of the Russian Federation that contradict the principle of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to take effective measures in order to prevent Russia’s illegal policy.