2 May 2018 14:09

Traffic jam on Georgian-Armenian border is caused by opposition activists' actions in Armenia

TBILISI. May 2 (Interfax) - The traffic from Georgia to Armenia through the customs point Ninotsminda on the Georgian-Armenian border is complicated due to the protests in Armenia, the Georgian Finance Ministry's Revenue Service said.

"Because Armenia is not letting people and vehicles on the Georgian side of the border, there are traffic jams at the entrance into Armenia from Georgia, and virtually no one is entering Georgia form Armenia," the Georgian agency said.

Besides the checkpoint Ninotsminda, there are three there customs points on the Georgian-Armenian border: Guguti, Akhkerp and Sadakhlo. The Revenue Service said these checkpoints are working normally.

Supporters of opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan continue the protests in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia on Wednesday as the parliament did not vote for his appointment as prime minister on Tuesday. The political crisis in Armenia began on April 13, when the opposition failed to support the candidacy of Serzh Sargsyan, leader of the ruling Republican Party and former president of the country, for prime minister.