NATO does not recognise the legitimacy of the elections held on Saturday in the Russian-occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia, Javier Colomina, The NATO Secretary General Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, said on Monday.
“The Alliance continues to support Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders,” Colomina tweeted in his response to the development.
NATO does not recognize the legitimacy of the elections which took place on Saturday in the Georgian region of Abkhazia. The Alliance continues to support Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.— Javier Colomina (@JavierColominaP) March 14, 2022
The de facto authorities of the occupied Abkhazia held so-called parliamentary elections on Saturday.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry called the elections a “futile attempt to legitimise the illegal occupation” of the country’s territories, calling on Russia to withdraw its 2008 recognition of the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) regions as independent states.