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EUMM satisfied with the compliance of the Georgian Ministry of Defence with restrictions on military movements

After three months in force, the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the Ministry of Defence of Georgia was automatically prolonged on 26 April for another three months. None of the sides used its right to terminate the agreement.
The Memorandum of Understanding stipulates certain restrictions on the movements of the Georgian armed forces in the vicinity of the administrative boundary lines of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as well as giving advance information of movements to EUMM.
EUMM is very satisfied with the compliance of the Georgian authorities with the Memorandum of Understanding. EUMM has followed up all allegations of infringements of the Memorandum of Understanding, but was not able to substantiate any of them. The Georgian Ministry of Defence has provided the necessary transparency to ensure that our monitors can fulfil their duties under these arrangements.
EUMM recognises that this is a unilateral confidence building measure by Georgia. Security in the post conflict region could be further enhanced if similar arrangements could be agreed on the other side of the administrative boundary lines. 

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