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NATO dissatisfied independence of South Ossetia

November 13 2006

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer did not intend to recognize the results of the referendum on the independence of South Ossetia, as he believes that this may lead to further complications in the region. According to officials, the leaders of Georgia and South Ossetia to the negotiating table to find a peaceful solution to the situation.

"On behalf of NATO, I join other world leaders do not recognize the so-called" referendum "and" elections "in Georgia's South Ossetian autonomy," - said in a statement of the head unit, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

Recall that last Sunday in South Ossetia held presidential elections and a popular referendum on the independence of this country. According to preliminary data, the polls came more than fifty thousand people, which is almost 95% of the citizens of South Ossetia, having the right to vote. According to a survey conducted at the exit of the polling stations for the candidacy of incumbent President Eduard Kokoity voted 98% of voters, and to preserve the independence of the inhabitants of the unrecognized republic supported almost unanimously.

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