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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

UN Backs Georgia

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations Security Council on Monday rejected this weekend's presidential elections in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia as illegitimate and restated its support for Georgia's sovereignty.

Voters in Abkhazia on Sunday elected president the lone candidate, Vladislav Ardzinba. They also approved a referendum that calls for declaring Abkhazia a sovereign state, Interfax reported.

Georgia and Russia both rejected the ballot as well.