EUMM welcomes opening Akhalgori crossing point, calls for it to remain open

EUMM said there should be no restriction on freedom of movement, especially on the vulnerable conflict-affected population. Photo: EUMM Head of MIssion/Twitter, 25 Jan 2020 - 17:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) has welcomed the decision of the de facto authorities of the Russian-occupied Georgian region of Tskhinvali to temporarily reopen a crossing point between its Akhalgori district and the rest of Georgia for pensioners only after an almost five-month closure.

However, the Mission calls for it to remain open permanently, Acting Head of EUMM Kate Fearon tweeted yesterday.