TBILISI: Georgian-Russian border crossing closed again

Georgian-Russian border crossing closed again

Prime-News news agency
12 Oct 04

Tbilisi, 12 October: The Lars border checkpoint is closed again. The
Customs Department told Prime-News that the Lars crossing was only
open for a few hours on 11 October. Most of the vehicles which crossed
the border were lorries heading for Armenia.

“Several private cars and lorries heading for Georgia were able to
join those heading for Armenia, but after a few hours the border was
closed again,” the Customs Department said.

At present only a few cars are waiting at the Lars checkpoint,
although the Customs Department says this number could grow.

The crossing was closed unilaterally by the Russian government after
the Beslan tragedy.

In the last 40 days the crossing has only opened a few times, most
recently on 10-11 October.