(FILES) A member of a local electoral commission carries a ballot box during a vote in Tskhinvali, the capital of Georgia’s maverick region of South Ossetia, on April 8, 2012.
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The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has condemned the holding of illegal elections in the territory of South Ossetia that is beyond Georgia control.
According to a statement on the official website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Kyiv condemns the holding of the so-called “presidential election” and “a referendum on renaming this region of Georgia into the republic of South Ossetia – the state of Alania’” on April 9 in the Tskhinvali region of Georgia by the Russian occupation regime.
“Such illegal actions, along with holding the so-called ‘parliamentary elections’ in the occupied Abkhazian region of Georgia on March 12, 2017, are a gross violation of international law and a constituent element of Russia’s neo-imperial policy aimed at destabilizing and subjugating the states of Eastern Europe,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported on April 10.