Breaches by Russia of the Ceasefire Agreement


CHECKPOINTS
Map No. 1: This map gives an overview of the current checkpoint situation:

Map No2: Location of checkpoints in Central Georgia

Map No3: Location of checkpoints in Western Georgia

 

As of 18:00 – August 30, 2008

The Russian Army has illegally established 23 checkpoints deep within sovereign Georgian territory, contravening the six-point ceasefire agreement brokered by France. Twelve of the checkpoints are located in central Georgia and eleven in western Georgia. There are an estimated 970 Russian soldiers and 73 heavily armored vehicles stationed at these checkpoints. Armored patrols are dispatched regularly from the checkpoints into surrounding towns and villages. Additionally there are an estimated 10 000 Russian soldiers in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region. Estimated number of Russian personnel &equipment at all 23 illegal Russian checkpoints:

  • Russian servicemen: 970
  • Armored vehicles: 66
  • Infantry combat vehicles: 7
  • Grenade launchers: 2
  • Ural-type vehicles: 22
  • UAZ-type vehicle: 3
  • Gaz-66 vehicles: 2
  • Vilis-type car: 1
  • Military Army tents: 8
  • Cranes: 3
  • Military power shovel: 3
  • Vehicle with communication systems: 1
  • Vehicle with electricity generator: 1
  • Mobile medical unit: 1

Central Georgia

At 18:00 on 30 August, the Ministry of Interior confirmed 14 checkpoints in central Georgia (Shida Kartli and other areas adjacent to South Ossetia, as well as in parts of South Ossetia that were never part of the conflict). Their location is given on the map number 2. The checkpoints are in the following locations:

LIST OF CHECKPOINTS IN CENTRAL GEORGIA

  1. Perevi (Sachkhere district)
  2. Ghodora (Sachkhere district)
  3. Ali (Khashuri district)
  4. Ptsa (Kareli district)
  5. Variani (Gori district)
  6. Karaleti (Gori district)
  7. Shavshvebi (Gori district)
  8. Ergneti (Gori district)
  9. Ikoti (Akhalgori district) 7 infantry combat vehicles, 1 armored vehicle, 6 Ural-type vehicles, 2 Gaz-66 vehicles, 1 military power shovel, 1 mobile medical unit, 2 grenade launchers, trenches, and 100 soldiers
  10. Meghvrekisi and Brotsleti (Gori district) Large concentrations of about 150 vehicles, most of them armored, are stationed between the villages.
  11. 1 km north of Odzisi in the Akhalgori district (1 armored vehicle, 15 Russian servicemen)
  12. Village of Mosabruni in the Akhalgori district (1 armored vehicle, 15 Russian servicemen)

Western Georgia

At 18:00 on 30 August, the Ministry of Interior confirmed at least 20 checkpoints in western Georgia (in the regions of Samegrelo, Svaneti, Upper Kodori, Gali, and Ochamchire). Their locations, listed below,areindicated on map number 3.

LIST OF CHECKPOINTS IN WESTERN GEORGIA

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region

  1. Teklati (near Senaki) 5 armored vehicles, 1 crane, 2 Ural-type vehicles, 1 vehicle with communications systems, 1 UAZtype vehicle, 1 GAZ-type car, 1 large army tent, trenches are dug, 40 Russian servicemen
  2. Pirveli Maisi (Khobi district), Near the former Georgian police checkpoint: 2 armored vehicles, 2 Ural-type vehicles, 1 UAZ-type vehicle, 1 large army tent, trenches are dug, 40 Russian servicemen
  3. Between Shua Khorga and Chaladidi (Patara Poti, Khobi district) Near the turnoffto the Kulevi oil terminal: 4 armored vehicles, 2 Ural-type vehicles, 1 large army tent, 30 Russian servicemen
  4. Menji (Senaki district) In the Bakaraia neighborhood of the town, on the grounds of the Menji sanatorium, about 10 meters from the railroad: 3 armored vehicle, 4 Ural-type vehicle, 2 cranes, 1 military power shovel, 1 large army tent, 40 Russian servicemen
  5. Kantisubani (Tsalenjikha district) On the Tsalenjikha-Chkhorotsku road: 3 armored vehicles, 2 Ural-type vehicles, 1 large army tent, trenches are dug, 30 Russian servicemen
  6. Chale and Muzhava (Tsalenjikha district) At the entrances of the two villages: 3 armored vehicles, 1 Ural-type vehicle, 20 Russian servicemen
  7. Chkhorotsku On an old airfield, near the Senaki-Chkhorotsku highway: 3 armored vehicles, 2 Ural-type vehicles, 1 vehicle with electricity generator, 2 large army tents, 40 Russian servicemen
  8. Nabada (a suburb of Poti) 2 armored vehicles, 1 Ural-type vehicle, 1 UAZ-type vehicle, 1 military power shovel, 1 large army tent, 30 Russian servicemen 3
  9. Additional checkpoints

    Colonel-General Anatoly Nogovitsin, deputy head of the Russian General Staff, listed the following additional checkpoints in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region during a press conference on 22 August:

  10. Khudoni
  11. Anaklia
  12. Mount Kvira

 

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