31 august 2019

Georgia observes 'military buildup' along border with Russia-backed South Ossetia


The US has expressed concern over Georgian reports of a "military buildup" near the administrative boundary (ABL) line of the Russia-backed region of South Ossetia. Tbilisi said it had observed a "mobilisation of military equipment and personnel" in the separatist region after an ultimatum issued by the breakaway territory expired. Georgia warned on Friday of the risk of a "serious confrontation" with South Ossetia after it demanded that Georgian authorities remove a checkpoint on its disputed [...]