The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of so-called parliamentary elections held in Georgia’s occupied South Ossetia region on June 9, and will not acknowledge their outcome, – reads the statement released by the US Embassy in Georgia.
The United States urges Russia to fulfill all of its obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement. “Our position on Abkhazia 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.
We once again urge 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 South Ossetia as independent states, and provision of free access for humanitarian assistance to these regions,” reads the statement.