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Georgia supports Spainís territorial integrity

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Thursday, October 5
Georgia fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Spain within its internationally-recognized borders, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia states.

"Georgia hopes that the situation in the Kingdom of Spain will be peacefully regulated in full compliance with the principles of the country's legislation, constitution and law," the Foreign Ministry said.

In the referendum held in Catalonia, 90% supported the separation of the region from Spain.

2.26 million people took part in the referendum, which is 42.3% of the total number of voters (5.34 million).

In his first interview since a disputed vote on Sunday, Carles Puigdemont, leader of the autonomous region , said his government would "act at the end of this week or the beginning of next", BBC reported.

Spain's King Felipe VI said the vote's organisers had put themselves "outside the law".

He said the situation in Spain was "extremely serious", and called for unity.

Hundreds of thousands of people across Catalonia have been protesting against Spanish police violence during the vote, as a result of which nearly 900 people were hurt, the foreign media reads.

The police were trying to enforce a Spanish court order suspending the vote, which the government declared illegal.

During the vote, 33 police officers were also injured, local medical officials said.