State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia Ketevan Tsikhelashvili said restrictions on the freedom of movement in occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) should be lifted.
Minister Tsikhelashvili said that the closure of crossing points connecting the occupied region with the rest of Georgia holds peaceful population hostage.
She also added that all the available formats are being used to solve the “critical humanitarian issue”, including the Geneva International Discussions.
De facto President of Russian-controlled Tskhinvali region Anatoly Bibilov stated earlier this week that he is against the reopening of crossing points which have been closed since September 2019.
During his recent meeting with Russian so-called border guards Bibilov said that the crossing points will reopen “only after Tbilisi removes the police post from the village of Chorchana.”