Since Georgia claimed independence in 1991 from the former USSR, periods of war and unrest have disrupted the country, particularly within the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. During these conflicts all sides emplaced mines in both regions. Landmines and other explosive remnants of war also remain following the withdrawal of Russian forces after the USSR dissolved.
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 11
, Article 40.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol11/iss1/40