Sommaire: 2 June 2009, Brussels - Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the "Parliamentary elections" in South Ossetia, Georgia
The EU is aware that "parliamentary elections" took place in the South Ossetian region of Georgia on 31 May 2009. The EU does not accept the legality of the "elections", nor its results. The holding of such elections is illegitimate and represents a setback in the search for a peaceful and lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia. The EU reiterates its firm support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.