The next step in the complex process to set a solid basis for the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will take place on Monday, 15 April, when the foreign ministers of the two countries will meet in Moscow to try to put substance to the two declarations that they issued in January and March and which gave some indication of where the process may be heading.
The meeting in Moscow will also be attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in his capacity as representative of one of the Minsk group co-chair countries.
photo: The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan with the Minsk Group co-chair mediators at their meeting on 16 January 2019 (archive picture)
This week it was the turn of the village of Gugutiantkari, to the east of the South Ossetian administrative capital Tskhinvali. The fence being constructed cuts across the village. This latest development has already been condemned by various governments and international organisations.
Georgia wine sales to Russia have dropped by 27% in July, compared to the same month last year. The decline in exports has already impacted the demand for grapes by wine-producers, meaning that it is affecting a number of rural areas in the country.