An armored personnel carrier with the Russian military arrived at the Verkhniy Lars checkpoint (North Ossetia) to a convoy of cars trying to leave Russia. This was reported by Georgian journalist Nikolay Levshits. Numerous witnesses published photos with the military.
The visit of the military was confirmed by the border control of the checkpoint (FSB). “The armored personnel carrier is moving there, but it is not moving to set up a checkpoint, it is, roughly speaking, a reserve just in case the reservists want to break through the checkpoint and leave the country without completing any border formalities. For this purpose only. No checkpoints will be set up... The checkpoint is operating normally, no restrictions on the exit of male citizens of military age have been introduced, ”the FSB told RBC.
In Upper Lars, a many-kilometer traffic jam formed a day after Putin announced a “partial” mobilization. On September 26, it was reported that the block on the Russian-Georgian border at the Upper Lars checkpoint is already 30 kilometers long, there are more than 3,000 cars in it, and the waiting time for passing both borders is about 48 hours. The Insider removed her from the copter.