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EU rejects election results in Georgian region of Abkhazia

March 24, 2020

On 23 March, the EU issued a statement in reaction to the presidential elections in the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia.

“The European Union supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, as recognised by international law,” the statement said. “With regard to the so-called presidential elections that took place in the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia on 22 March 2020, we recall that the European Union does not recognise the constitutional and legal framework in which they took place.”

The EU added that it will continue to pursue its policy of non-recognition and engagement, and the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia will remain fully mobilised in this regard.

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