The second tour of the so-called elections in occupied Abkhazia is an illegitimate process – Lasha Darsalia

“Besides being illegal these elections have no legitimacy either in legal, political or moral terms” - Deputy Foreign Minister Lasha Darsalia said commenting on the second round of so-called presidential elections the Russian occupied region of Abkhazia.

According to him, these elections are recognised neither by the Government of Georgia nor the international community. They have no legitimacy against the background of hundreds of thousands of people currently displaced from their territories. Respective statements regarding the illegitimacy of these elections were made immediately after the so-called first round.

 “There is only one country exercising effective control over these territories and this is the Russian Federation, and the only purpose of the elections in occupied regions is to “legitimise” Russian occupation in Georgia” – Lasha Darsalia said.