Around 50 people attended a rally organized by the opposition party Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats near the Russian Embassy in Vilnius on Friday, protesting against Moscow's actions in Georgia and calling them "creeping occupation".
The embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The move came in response to reports that Russia installed border markers along the administrative borderline between the Georgian region of Tskhinvali/South Ossetia and the remaining territory of Georgia.

"One part of Europe is obviously interested in Greece and other are on vacation. And Russia is taking advantage of the opportunity to carry out its creeping occupation, continuing with its actions started in 2008," the party's chairman Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists.

Following the 2008 Russian-Georgian war, Russia recognized independence of Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Meanwhile the international community considers them occupied Georgian territories.

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