On 15 June 2010, the eighteenth meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM), chaired by the United Nations, was held in Gali.
Participants discussed the violent incidents that had recently taken place in Gali district, including the killing on 1 June of Mr Genadi Kvitsiniya, the killing on 3 June of Mr Dmitri Katsia, and the acts of arson on 6 June in the
Notwithstanding a difference of opinion on the causal aspects, participants agreed that a known criminal element had been involved in at least one of these killings. In this regard, they exchanged information on the activities of criminals operating on both sides and across the
Participants regretted and condemned the events that took place on 6 June in the
Despite the difficult nature of the discussions, the meeting took place in a professional and constructive manner, with all participants engaging openly and positively.
Participants agreed that the next meeting of the IPRM would take place in Gali on 20 July 2010.