NATO does not recognize elections in Georgia`s S. Ossetia
International organizations do not recognize the election held in Georgia`s breakaway region of South Ossetia yesterday. Followinf the statement of the European Union, the NATO Secretary General has also released a special statement:
`NATO does not recognise the election held on 8 June in the Georgian region of South Ossetia.
This election does not contribute to a peaceful and lasting settlement in of the situation in Georgia. NATO Allies do not recognise the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions of Georgia as independent states.
Allied defence ministers on 4 June reiterated their full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders,` Secretary General said in the statement.
`According to preliminary results of the vote count, the United Ossetia political party has won the so-called parliamentary elections in Georgia`s occupied region of Tskhinvali. Currently, over one third of the ballots are reported to be counted. Nine political parties participated in the so-called elections, but the voter turnout was very low, 51%. The occupant regime says the voters were in Russia and failed to return for the elections.