Over 250 Russian citizens who had been visiting Georgia on business trips or holidays with relatives have returned to Russia via a humanitarian corridor organized by the South Ossetian Provincial Administration loyal to Tbilisi. The corridor was opened at the Larsi border point, bordering Vladikavkaz. The Russian Federation's embassy in Tbilisi has provided no help to its citizens.
The Chairman of the Provincial Administration, Dmitry Sanakoev, personally assisted the Russian citizens to return home safely. The Russians were taken across the border in minibuses. Most of them had traveled to Georgia illegally through the Roki Tunnel, but the Provincial Administration has pledged to assist any Russian citizens who have entered Georgia illegally to return home.