South Ossetia and Georgia will discuss border incidents


On Thursday the next meeting in the format of Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRM) will be held on the border of South Ossetia and Georgia in normal mode, Yegor Kochiev, Deputy Presidential Envoy for Post-Conflict Resolution, told the “Res” news agency.

According to Kochiev, the agenda will remain unchanged - the main issue that the South Ossetian party has been raising for several years remains the removal of the illegal Georgian police post from the territory of South Ossetia, set up at the end of August 2019.

“South Ossetia sees the solution of the issue only in the removal of the post. Also, during the meeting, security issues, violations of the state border will be raised, an overview of the general situation in the region will be made,” the head of the South Ossetian delegation has emphasized.

The IPRM format is designed to consider the issues related to security on the state border of South Ossetia with Georgia. In addition, the "hot line" is actively working, and in the event of any incident, the parties contact their colleagues.

Meetings in the IPRM format are held within the framework of the Geneva discussions on security in the Caucasus. The dialogue is attended by representatives of South Ossetia, Russia, Georgia, the European Union and the OSCE.

Earlier, due to the postponement of the discussions unilaterally by the EU, UN, OSCE co-chairs, the South Ossetian party canceled a meeting with the co-chairs in Tskhinval, scheduled for February 7. For the same reason, Abkhazia denied entry to the co-chairs of the Geneva discussions in early February.

The Geneva Discussions on Security and Stability in the South Caucasus are held regularly since October 2008. One of the main issues is the signing of a document on the non-use of force.

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