Germany condemns co-called parliamentary elections in Georgia’s occupied Tskhinvali

Germany reaffirmed its support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Photo: DPA., 18 Jun 2019 - 17:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

Germany has condemned the so-called parliamentary elections conducted on June 9 in Georgia’s occupied region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia), the Georgian Foreign Ministry reports.

The results of the so-called elections are illegitimate. We fully share the position of the European Union in this regard. Germany reaffirms its support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Georgian Foreign Ministry cited the spokesperson of the German Foreign Ministry by saying.

The United States and several other counties have also condemned the so-called elections.

The de facto leadership of Tskhinvali closed the so-called border with Georgia because of the “elections” on June 9 and re-opened it after the race.

Tskhinvali reported that 31,000 voters were registered for the “elections” and polling stations were also opened in Abkhazia [another occupied region of Georgia] and Russia.

The party of the de facto President of Tskhinvali Anatoly Bibilov, United Ossetia, won the so-called elections.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry has stated that the so-called parliamentary elections “blatantly violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.”

  • Russia recognised the two Georgian regions of Tskhinvali and Abkhazia as independent states after a military armed conflict with Georgia in 2008.
  • As of today, only Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Syria recognise the two regions as independent.