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Embassy of Russia in Serbia strongly condemned the operation of the Kosovo police in the North of Kosovo and Metohija, during which the detained Russian citizen. A statement by Ambassador Alexander Chepurina published on Twitter account of the Embassy.
The diplomat demanded the immediate release of the detained security forces of the unrecognized Republic of the Russian employee of the UN mission in Kosovo Michael Krasnoshchekova and “to bring to justice all the perpetrators of that outrageous incident.”
“We strongly condemn the invasion of Kosovo security forces in serbomacedonian the North of Kosovo and Metohija. This is extremely dangerous and contrary to all existing agreements,” — said in a statement Chepurina.
Earlier it was reported that the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called actions of police “yet another provocation by Pristina” aimed at inciting ethnic hatred, and called the cause of defiant behavior of the Kosovars as a result of “many years of pandering to them by the EU and the USA”.
Collisions of the Serbian population with the police of the Republic began on 28 may after the Kosovo Albanian special forces was arrested in the Northern municipalities of the region of at least 13 Serbs. Those took to the streets and began to erect barricades. Aware of the use of firearms on both sides.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Russia, China, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and several other countries refused to admit it. Serbia is the Autonomous province of Kosovo and Metohija, what is the region in the Constitution, part of its territory. Negotiations between Belgrade and Kosovo ended in March 2017.
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