Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree opening the border with South Ossetia, press service of the cabinet said in a statement on Tuesday, as quoted by TASS.
“Russia is opening the border with South Ossetia, as well as lifting restrictions for certain specialists on entry into and departure from the country imposed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection,” the statement said.
South Ossetia’s government reported earlier on Tuesday that “the special order of crossing the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia with the Russian Federation set earlier by a decree of the republic’s government expires on September 14.”
“Starting September 15, 2020, the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection on the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia are removed and the crossing of the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia with the Russian Federation through the Ruk border crossing point as normal is resumed,” press service of the cabinet of ministers said in a statement.
The crossing of the border with Russia was banned in South Ossetia in early April.