The command of Georgia’s border troops announced yesterday that Russian border troops had on December 17 moved their Upper Larsi post back to its original location in undisputed Russian territory. The post’s forward relocation into territory that Georgia considers its own had recently sparked a major row between the two countries. On December 9, the Russian government agreed with Tbilisi to restore the status quo, but Russia’s border troop command challenged that agreement. President Boris Yeltsin reportedly ordered his troops on December 17 to comply. (Russian agencies, Sakinform, December 18)
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