The FINANCIAL — According to Civil Georgia, authorities in breakaway South Ossetia have claimed that the Georgian side opened fire from the villages of Nikozi and Kveshi on November 29 and November 30, respectively – the allegation strongly denied by Tbilisi.
Meanwhile, head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM), Hansjörg Haber, said in a statement on December 1, that the situation along the administrative boundary lines “is unpredictable, incidents are still occurring.” The statement was not made in connection with the recent shooting incidents alleged by the South Ossetian side.
EUMM said in the statement that because of challenges that still remained along the administrative borderline, the mission has decided to relocate some of its field offices. In particular one of the moves involves moving mission’s field office from Poti in western Georgia to Khashuri in the Shida Kartli region. The move aims at increasing monitoring capabilities on the western part of the South Ossetian administrative borderline.