Ukraine regards election in Abkhazia as illegitimate

12:42, 06 March 2007
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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s statement

Ukraine considers illegitimate the so-called elections of the Abkhazian parliament, which took place on 4 March, and does not recognize them.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press-service chief Andriy Deshchytsia claimed this to a news conference today.

“The international community, including Ukraine, considers these elections and their consequences illegitimate, and does not recognize them. Ukraine joined the relevant statement of the European Union”, he stressed.

According to A.Deshchytsia, numerous refugees of Georgian and other nationalities, who left the Abkhazian territory as a result of civil war, were not able to take part in the elections. Thus, the elections are contrary to international laws and principles of UN and OSCE.

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