Georgia: Polish President visits Administrative Boundary Line with EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia
May 27, 2021

Georgia: Polish President visits Administrative Boundary Line with EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia

On 26 May, the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, visited parts of the South Ossetian Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) near Odzisi, with the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM).

The Head of the EUMM, Ambassador Marek Szczygieł, provided President Duda with an assessment of the current situation around the main controlled crossing point at the South Ossetian ABL, which has now been closed for regular traffic since September 2019, or for over 620 days.

The Head of Mission underlined the negative impact of ‘borderisation’ activities, such as the installation of fences or observation posts, on the humanitarian and human rights situation of the local communities affected by the conflict. These consequences include deprivation of the freedom of movement, access to medical care, education or agricultural land and other human rights.

Seventeen Polish nationals are currently serving in the Mission, including the Head of EUMM and the Deputy Head of Field Office Mtskheta.

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