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The 35th IPRM meeting takes place in Ergneti

On 21 June the 35th meeting under the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) took place in Ergneti, co-facilitated by EUMM and OSCE.

Participants reviewed the incidents and occurrences that have taken place since the meeting on 31 May. All appreciated that the situation has generally been calm and quiet, with fewer detention cases.

Participants discussed the increased level of fencing activities along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) and its impact on local communities, especially with regard to restrictions to their freedom of movement and threats to their livelihood.

The co-chairs of the meeting, EUMM and OSCE, encouraged participants to find pragmatic solutions to the alarming issue of local communities access to water, as well as cemeteries.

Issues related to detained, missing and wanted persons were discussed; participants took note of some positive developments.

The importance of early warning regarding military exercises was reiterated.

The next meeting will take place in Ergneti on 30 July.

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