Some 100 Tbilisi activists of the youth branch of the Georgia Citizens’ Union, the country’s governing party, demonstrated December 5-7 outside the Russian border post Upper Larsi, which Russian border troops have moved into neutral territory claimed by Georgia. President Eduard Shevardnadze requested an immediate restoration of the status quo in a message to his Russian counterpart Boris Yeltsin. Shevardnadze is discussing the incident with Russian deputy prime minister Valery Serov in Tbilisi today. (Russian agencies, December 7-8)
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