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Washington: The elections in South Ossetia are illegitimate

2011-11-15 11:50

Representative of the U.S. Department of State Mark Toner said that Washington does not recognize the legitimate outcome of the presidential election in South Ossetia.

"The USA does not recognize the legitimacy of the results of so-called presidential elections and the referendum, which took place on November 13 in the Georgian region South Ossetia. We continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders", as reported by "Rosbalt", said Toner.

Recall, presidential elections in South Ossetia were held November 13. Emergencies Minister Anatoly Bibilov and former Education Minister of the Republic Alla Dzhioeva have entered the second round. November 27, there will be held the second round of elections.

Note that not so long ago, Toner said that his country's position on the events in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008 has not changed. He urged the parties of the conflict to comply with the ceasefire agreement and participate in discussions in Geneva.

"The U.S., of course, have always said that they supported the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders. We have called on Russia to honor its commitments on the ceasefire agreement of 2008, including the withdrawal of troops to positions they held before the conflict, as well as providing access of humanitarian assistance to these territories", said Toner.

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