Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia do not recognise “parliamentary elections” in one of Georgia’s Russian occupied regions of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).
The foreign ministries of the three Baltic states also reaffirmed their support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius also posted on Twitter that today’s so-called elections in Tskhinvali region "blatantly violates Georgia’s sovereignty”.
Today’s so-called elections in Tskhinvali region of Georgia occupied by Russia blatantly violates Georgia’s sovereignty. #Lithuania does not recognise these 'elections' & reaffirms unequivocal support to #Georgia’s sovereignty & territorial integrity. @DZalkaliani @MFAgovge— Linas Linkevicius (@LinkeviciusL) June 9, 2019
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu also "strongly condemned" so-called parliamentary elections in Tskhinvali.
We strongly condemn so-called parliamentary elections in the occupied South Ossetia, #Georgia on 9 June. They are illegal, we can´t recognise the outcome of these elections. We fully support sovereignty & territorial integrity of Georgia, South-Ossetia is integral part of ????????— Urmas Reinsalu (@UrmasReinsalu) June 9, 2019
The Georgian Foreign Ministry stated earlier today that the so-called parliamentary elections in Tskhinvali region “blatantly violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders”