Ukraine, EU, NATO do not recognize S Ossetia vote

9 June 2014 13:58
(QHA) -

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine issued a statement saying it did not recognize the results of parliamentary elections in South Ossetia, neither do the EU and NATO.

“Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms the invariability of Ukraine’s position on territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders and non-recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia”- reads the statement.

EU in its statement also said it stands for territorial integrity of Georgia.

Pro-Kremlin United Ossetia party received the absolute majority of votes in Sunday's parliamentary elections in the former Georgian republic, to obtain 20 seats of the 34-seat South Ossetian parliament, according to the central election commission.

To recall, Moscow officially recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, another former autonomous region of Georgia in August 2008. In response Tbilisi severed diplomatic ties with Moscow.

Most UN member countries, as well as international organizations including NATO do not recognize South Ossetia as an independent state.