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Russia Keeps Moving Border With Georgia

Russia Keeps Moving Border With Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. (AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 October 2016 07:53 AM

One country's border is another country's occupation line, but for the residents of Jariasheni, Georgia, whatever it is they call by name is a moving target, The New York Times reported.

The border of Russia-controlled South Ossetia continues to encroach on the Georgian village, displacing residents who once had a home in Jariasheni but who now would be arrested for trespassing if they tried to enter it.

"Russia starts right here," one resident told the Times. "But who knows where Russia will start tomorrow or the next day."

The new border is sometimes noted by newly-installed barbed wire or a "state border" sign that has moved.

It's unclear what Russia's motive or end game is, but the Times reports the Russian seem intent on restoring borders to match a 1980s era Soviet Union map.

But Russian creep wasn't expected after elections four years ago went the way the Russians favored; as tensions lessened, Russia made its way deeper into Georgia.

"Unfortunately, Russia never appreciates when you concede or make a step forward or compromise," Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili told the Times. "They always take it for granted."

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One country's border is another country's occupation line, but for the residents of Jariasheni, Georgia, whatever it is they call by name is a moving target, The New York Times reported.
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2016-53-25
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 07:53 AM
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