Russian Forces Start Removing Checkpoints


Russia started dismantling some of its checkpoints located outside Abkhazia and South Ossetia, media sources reported early on October 5. The Russian and Georgian officials, as well as EU monitoring mission have also confirmed that the process started.
According to the ceasefire deal Russia should removal all of its checkpoints and withdraw troops from the areas outside breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia by October 10.
According to the EU monitoring mission, the Russian forces dismantled their checkpoint in the village of Ali, northwest of Gori, AFP reported. Signs of withdrawal were observers in several villages located across the Abkhaz administrative border, including from Urta, Ganmukhuri, Kveda Chkhorotsku and Kanti, the Georgian media sources reported. Signs of withdrawal were observed in the Sachkhere district, which is in the west of breakaway South Ossetia.
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 5 Oct.’08 / 16:58  

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