US condemns so-called parliamentary elections in Georgia’s occupied Tskhinvali

The US embassy to Georgia once again urged Russia withdraw its troops from Georgia., 10 Jun 2019 - 18:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

The US does not recognise the legitimacy of the so-called parliamentary elections held in Georgia’s Russian-occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region, conducted on June 9.

Our position on Abkhazia [Georgia’s another Russian-occupied region] and South Ossetia remains clear: these regions are integral parts of Georgia. Accordingly, we reiterate our strong support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders,” reads the statement released by the US embassy to Georgia earlier today.

The embassy “once again urged” Russia to fulfill all of its obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement, including withdrawal of its forces to pre-conflict positions, reversal of its recognition of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali as independent states, and provision of free access for humanitarian assistance to these regions.