NATO Secretary General: Building fences can further inflame tensions

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Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen has assessed the installation of barbed wire fence along the occupation line with the Tskhinvali region by the Russian military as the violation of international law and added that it may inflame tensions.

"Let me be very clear: building such fences is a violation of international law and of the 2008 ceasefire agreement. Building fences impedes freedom of movement, it can further inflame tensions, it is simply not acceptable and we urge Russia to live up to her international obligations," Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during a news conference after the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Strasbourg on 5 June.

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