THE EUMM CALLS ON THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TO WITHDRAW ITS UNITS FROM THE PEREVI CHECKPOINT WITHOUT DELAY
13.12.2008Today, a EUMM patrol could verify that Russian troops have reoccupied the PEREVI checkpoint in Georgia, near the administrative boundary line of South Ossetia, and even deployed a considerable number of troops in and around the village of PEREVI. This less then a day after the Russian military
having evacuated the checkpoint. Moreover, the Russian military hindered a number of EU ambassadors from visiting the PEREVI village. The occupation of the checkpoint continues as of the issuance of this statement. No information is therefore available on the village itself.
The renewed Russian military occupation of the PEREVI checkpoint, and, in addition, the PEREVI village, is incompatible with the provisions of the SARKOZY—MEDVEDEV peace plan. Restricting the freedom of movement of ambassadors in a foreign country is unacceptable under all relevant instruments of international law.
EUMM calls on the Russian government to withdraw its units from the PEREVI checkpoint and the PEREVI village without delay.
|RU MF reinstalled
at the CP
| EU Ambassadors not
allowed to enter to
PEREVI by RU MF