A mobilization point of the military commissariat will be organized near the border of Georgia, at the upper Larsi checkpoint, in the near future, Ria Novosti reported on Tuesday, citing the Ministry of Defense of North Ossetia.
The media outlet claimed that a meeting was held at the checkpoint with the participation of the Minister of Internal Affairs of North Ossetia, the head of the State Road Inspection, and the heads of the Border Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry of Defense of North Ossetia also confirmed that a decision was made to allow the infantry to cross the border. According to their explanation, the flow of cars towards the border “has increased significantly”.
The Vice Prime Minister of North Ossetia, Irbek Tomaev, said earlier this week that 37,000 vehicles and more than 115,000 people had crossed the Larsi customs checkpoint in both directions within a week, noting that it was a 23.3% increase compared to the previous reporting week.
After the announcement of mobilization in Russia on September 21, long queues appeared at the land border crossing points on the Russian border.
In addition to the upper Larsi checkpoint on the Georgian border, there are traffic jams on the borders of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Finland.
Finance Minister of Georgia Lasha Khutsishvili on Monday said that there was “no dramatic increase” in the flow at the crossing point.