Elizabeth Rood: Georgians Should Unite to Face this Challenge

Elizabeth Rood, US Chargé d´Affaires, has responded to the recent developments regarding the illegal borderization process in the village of Gugutiantkari, Gori Municipality.

“I would recommend that instead of criticizing one another, Georgians unite to face this very difficult challenge,” she told reporters.

The US Chargé d´Affaires also noted that the “US government is deeply troubled by the news that the Russian-backed authorities in South Ossetia have resumed building fences in the village of Gugutiantkari,” adding that it is a very negative development which harms security in the region and divides communities.

“We call again for this so-called borderization to stop and we call again on the Russian Federation to fulfill the 2008 ceasefire agreement and withdraw its troops from the occupied territories”, she added.

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By Ana Dumbadze 

16 August 2019 15:31