Georgia highway leading to Armenia border to be cleared by Monday
Friday, August 22
According to preliminary data, the road—which leads to Armenia—near the Upper Larsi border checkpoint between Georgia and Russia can be cleared by Monday.
Artur Arakelyan, who is Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication of Armenia, told the above-said to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
The deputy minister also told reporters that the landslide, which covered the highway near the Kazbegi-Upper Larsi checkpoint on the Georgian-Russian border, had occurred at around 3am.
The road is closed at present.
In addition, problems arose with Georgia’s North Caucasus-Transcaucasia main natural gas pipeline whereby the Russian gas enters Armenia. The gas supply through this pipeline was suspended Wednesday at around 11pm.
“We are in constant contact with the Georgian colleagues, and we have offered our help to clear the road. For the moment, they state that they can do it on their own,” said Armen Yeritsyan, Minister of Emergency Situations of Armenia, during Thursday’s Cabinet meeting.
In response, PM Hovik Abrahamyan said that Armenia can offer its help once again during Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili’s visit to Armenia on Thursday. (News.am)