Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 14 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia /
The European Union does not recognize the constitutional and legal framework within which the elections took place in the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia on Nov.13.
The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the statement about this today.
"The European Union reiterates its support to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, as recognized by international law. The European Union would in this context like to emphasize the importance of the Geneva International Discussions in ensuring the security and stability in
the region," the statement reads.
The so-called presidential elections were held in the Tskhinvali region on Nov. 13. The elections did not reveal a winner, so the second round of elections will be held on Nov.27.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.