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Georgia: Major route in S.Ossetian conflict zone reopened

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A road which connects the Georgian villages of the South Ossetian conflict zone and passes via breakaway region's capital Tskhinvali has been reopened.

According to the press office of the State Minister for Conflict Resolution Issues, the decision about reopening this route was made at the talks between the Georgian and South Ossetian law enforcement agencies on July 1.

The sides agreed that the route between the Georgian villages of Tamarasheni and Kekhvi will be controlled jointly by the Georgian and Russian peacekeeping troops, while the route between the villages of Ergneti and Tamarasheni, which lies through Tskhinvali will be controlled by the Russian and Ossetian peacekeepers.

This road was closed after the situation has deteriorated in the conflict zone following the May 29 armed clash between the South Ossetian militias and Georgian police and disappearance of four Georgians in the conflict zone on June 6.

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