Wednesday, August 5, 2009
South Ossetia closes border with Georgia
Южная Осетия закрыла границу с Грузией
Early this morning, South Ossetia closed its border with Georgia. The Leader of the republic, Eduard Kokoity, explained that the move was necessary as provocations from Tbilisi have increased in the last few days.
Patrols have been reinforced, as has the 4th Russian Military Base, which is deployed in South Ossetia. Members of the Air Force and the Air Defense of the Northern Caucasus Military District have been placed on high alert.
According to the Ministry of Defense, "the Russian armed forces will stop any possible agression from Tbilisi in its infancy."