EU condemns elections in S. Ossetia as illegitimate


The EU condemned Monday “parliamentary elections” took place in the South Ossetian region of Georgia on Sunday.”The EU does not accept the legality of the “elections”, nor its results,” said a statement by the current Czech EU Presidency late Monday.”The holding of such elections is illegitimate and represents a setback in the search for a peaceful and lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia,” it noted.

The statement reiterated the EU’s firm support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.

The election was the first since last August’s Russia-Georgia war over the status of South Ossetia.

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