About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:27 - 17 Oct.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
United States Condemns S. Ossetia Referendum
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 15 Feb.'17 / 10:22

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi “condemned” the decision to conduct “an illegitimate” referendum in Georgia’s South Ossetia region, scheduled for April 9.

“Such provocative actions erode trust and confidence and undermine the Geneva International Discussions,” the Embassy’s February 14 statement reads.

It also said that the U.S. will not recognize the results of an illegitimate referendum that is conducted “without explicit consent” of the Government of Georgia.

“Both the South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions are integral parts of Georgia, and we reiterate our strong support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders,” the statement added.

The U.S. Embassy expressed its support for the Geneva International Discussions “as the forum to address the situation” in the two regions and "urged" its participants “to avoid actions, including the proposed referendum, which undermine these discussions.”

De facto South Ossetian Leader Leonid Tibilov signed a decree on February 6 setting the referendum on renaming the breakaway region to “the Republic of South Ossetia – the State of Alania.” The referendum will be held together with the region’s presidential polls on April 9, 2017.

The proposed referendum drew a wide criticism in Tbilisi: Georgian officials issued statements on the referendum, calling it “illegal” and “unacceptable” and accusing the Russian Federation of wanting to annex the region.

Latest News
17 Oct.'17 15:27
Georgia Bids Farewell to Abkhazia Conflict Victims
The remains of 25 persons were recently handed over to their families.
17 Oct.'17 11:50
Lavrov: Moscow Will Respect South Ossetian Sovereignty
Sergey Lavrov spoke at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi.
16 Oct.'17 16:42
Georgian, Italian Presidents Meet, Discuss Bilateral Cooperation
Giorgi Margvelashvili will also hold a meeting with Pietro Grasso, President of the Senate of the Republic.
14 Oct.'17 08:59
U.S. Embassy on Constitutional Amendments
The Parliament overturned the presidential objections on the draft constitution at today’s plenary sitting.
13 Oct.'17 22:21
Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Constitutional Amendments
The ruling party approved the initial version of the draft constitution with 117 votes.
13 Oct.'17 12:09
Georgian MFA on Catalonia Developments
Tbilisi rejects unilateral declarations of independence.
13 Oct.'17 11:09
Georgian Leaders Discuss Russian Occupation, Strategic Priorities
President, Prime Minister and Parliament Chairman address the annual security conference in Batumi.
12 Oct.'17 17:31
41st Round of Geneva International Discussions
The Georgian and Russian sides present their grievances at the latest round of talks.
11 Oct.'17 18:12
Red Cross Identifies Remains of Abkhazia Conflict Victims
The identification took place within the Red Cross coordination mechanism, launched in 2010.
11 Oct.'17 17:22
Georgia Hosts South-East Europe Defense Ministerial
Georgia joined the regional defense and security cooperation platform in 2015

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
93