Georgia Addendum

The article goes on to say that the vehicles are not being used for a military purpose, and the vehicles are prohibited from crossing over into a third country (in this case, Armenia).

Another photo was posted earlier today in a different region of Georgia:

However, this inspired a conversation that revealed that the license plates are civilian, and not military, though they are all from Ingushetia

This is in line with the earlier statement from Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, but the story is still odd, and the fact that it caused such a panic in Georgia is not a good sign, to say the least. What happened yesterday is a prime example of how quickly rumors spread in the Caucasus, and the kind of damage they can do.  The government has tried to play this down, but this is just another example of their gross incompetence, and does not inspire confidence.

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