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Georgia: "Parliamentary Elections" in South Ossetia


Press Statement
Robert Wood
Deputy Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2009

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The United States regrets the decision to hold so-called “elections” in the South Ossetia region of Georgia on May 31, 2009, and recognizes neither the legality nor the results. This represents a step away from a peaceful and negotiated solution to the conflict. The U.S. reiterates its support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.


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PRN: 2009/531

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