Rogozin: Russia does not care of NATO's opinion about the elections in South Ossetia
According to the Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian government does not care of how NATO assesses the results of the presidential election in South Ossetia, which took place yesterday.
As reporerted by the GHN, this was how Rogozin commented the statement of the head of the Alliance Anders Fogh Rasmussen that the NATO does not recognize these elections.
"NATO is not competent to make such statements. It is not a humanitarian organization and it does not have observers in the region or at the elections", said Rogozin.
Prior to that, NATO secretary general and spokesman for the EU's chief diplomat Catherine Ashton stated that NATO and the EU do not recognize the outcome of the presidential election in South Ossetia.
"Holding of elections in South Ossetia is not conducive to a peaceful and lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia. The Alliance reaffirms its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders", ITAR-TASS quoted Rasmussen's statement.