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Russia regards the reaction of the USA and the EU on the elections in South Ossetia as unreasonably sharp

2009-06-11 17:45

Moscow regards the reaction of the USA and the EU on the parliamentary elections in South Ossetia held on May 31st as unreasonably harsh, said Andrey Nesterenko, the Foreign Ministry of Russia spokesman - RIA Novosti.


The Czech Republic, the EU president country, called the elections "illegitimate" and confirmed support to the territorial integrity of Georgia. "We deplore that the USA and the EU gave unreasonably sharp assessment of elections in South Ossetia. Again they didn't only refused to accept its results, but also didn't want to see the real situation", Nesterenko said at the briefing.

He said these statements are the attempt of to deprive the South Ossetian people of the right to build its own life. Nesterenko added these statements may rather harm those who made them.

According to the Russian diplomat, the election were held in a calm atmosphere, with a high voter turnabout, with over 120 of monitors from over than 20 countries. He added that among the monitors there were representatives of the Russian parliament, Russian central Electoral Commission e.t.c. "According to their assessments, the elections were conducted in compliance with the legislation of South Ossetia, were called free and open, complying with international standards", Nesterenko said.


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