Washington, helping the Kosovars to create their own army, grossly violates resolution 1244 of the UN Security Council, which allows only the presence on the territory of Kosovo peacekeeping forces, said Thursday the Deputy official representative of the MFA of Russia Alexei Zaitsev.
"The intent of Washington is to help the Kosovars to create their own army, however, thus grossly violated the provisions of the resolution of the UN Security Council 1244, which foresees the dismantling of all Kosovo-Albanian paramilitaries, allowing the presence in the region exclusively to the international peacekeeping contingent", - he told at a briefing.
The self-proclaimed President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, in respect of which the charges for war crimes 1998-1999 the Special Prosecutor's office in the Hague reported receiving military equipment from the United States for the Kosovo security force.
The President of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo and the former field commander of the Albanian troops from the 13th to the 17th July daily spent six hours on interrogation in the Special court for crimes in Kosovo in the Hague. June 24, Special Prosecutor of the international court of justice (SPO) announced the charges against Thaci's war crimes in 1998-1999, during the conflict in Kosovo and Metohija. He promised to resign if the court then approves the indictment and start proceedings.
Russia supports the efforts of Serbia to resolve the Kosovo problem, waiting for parties viable and mutually acceptable solution, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We support the efforts of the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic which are aimed at the peaceful settlement of the Kosovo problem, including in the framework of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina", Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The President of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci arrived in the Hague for questioning on charges of war crimes, 1998-1999.
Earlier, on June 24, Special Prosecutor of international court for crimes in Kosovo (SPO) in the Hague announced the charges against Thaci's war crimes in 1998-1999. Last week, Thaci said that July 13, will visit the Hague at the invitation of the Special Prosecutor's office to chat with employees.
The European Union welcomes the resumption of the Sunday dialogue on the normalization of relations between Serbia and the breakaway Republic of Kosovo with the mediation of Brussels.
"We just finished a virtual meeting with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hoti Avdullah. I am glad to say that after the summit in Paris on Friday and today's meeting of the comprehensive dialogue on the normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo resumed after a break of 20 months," said EU special representative for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Miroslav Lajcak.
The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday began a multi-day trip to Europe, the result of which will be the first in 2018, a meeting with the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo Abdulahim Hoti.
The purpose of his visit, Vucic called the fight for the interests of Serbia on the Kosovo issue. In France July 9, a meeting was held of the Serbian leader with the President of France Emanuele a Macron. Next day online summit of the EU leadership, Germany, France, Serbia and the breakaway Republic. Initiated by the leaders of France and Germany.
The organizers of the riots at the Parliament of Serbia in the night of Wednesday hoped to weaken the position of the Serbian leadership before the talks on Kosovo in the EU, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.
In France on July 9, is scheduled to meet Serbian leader with the President of France Emanuele a Macron. Next day online summit of the EU leadership, Germany, France, Serbia and the breakaway Republic of Kosovo. On July 12, scheduled the first meeting between the Serbian President and Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Kosovo Hoti Abdulahim in Brussels for the first time after the freezing of dialogue in 2018.
The charges against the President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci has demonstrated the failure of the Kosovo statehood, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Previously on 24 June, the special Prosecutor of international court for crimes in Kosovo (SPO) in the Hague announced the charges against the President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo of Hashim Thaci's war crimes in 1998-1999.
Over thousand Serbs solemnly celebrate near the town of Pristina anniversary of the historic battle with the Ottoman Turks on Kosovo field, the event passed without incident, reports Agency Tanjug.
One of the most important Serb holidays of Vidovdan (St. Vitus day) on the anniversary of the battle of Kosovo Polje on 28 June 1389 by the Ottoman Turks. During the battle, killed Serbian Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic and the Turkish Sultan Murad, the event became decisive for the formation of the national philosophy and attitude of the Serbs. Traditionally on this day, Patriotic Serb national symbols are sent to the monument Gazimestan near the former battlefield near Pristina, in the churches the services are held, dedicated to the Kosovo martyrs. The self-proclaimed authorities of the Republic of Kosovo normally inhibit the Patriotic actions of Serbs in the area that cause irritation by local Albanians. On Sunday the event is held peacefully.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Serbia Alexander Vucic discussed the situation in the Balkans, decisions must be based on UN resolutions, platforms not so important, the main result reported, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
"Of course, the situation in the Balkans were discussed in the course of contacts with Putin Survived. Russia's position is well known, it is clearly formulated by the President and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia. We believe that any decision should be based on the principles of respect for the Republika Srpska and shall be proposed and organized with the accounting and on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the UN security Council," said Sands, answering the question, did Putin Vucic that they would prefer to negotiate on the Serbian-Kosovo conflict was conducted with the assistance of the European Union, and is not led by the United States.
The Kremlin is watching to see how the prosecution of self-proclaimed head of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, of war crimes will affect the negotiation process, reported the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
"We're watching, how could this have happened. While we know that following this decision, the Kosovar stated refusal to go anywhere and participate in any offsite meetings. So now we are very closely watching the development of events," said Sands, answering the question as it relates to the allegations of Thaci's war crimes, and how this may affect the negotiation process.
Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti said that refused to participate in negotiations with the Serbian leadership in the United States on June 27.
The President of the breakaway Republic, Hashim Thaci had earlier cancelled his visit to Washington, where he was to participate in negotiations with Serbia.
The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Moscow for the Victory parade. He will hold talks with Vladimir Putin, and almost immediately leaving for the United States. There you will meet not only with Donald trump, but with the leader of Kosovo Hashim Thaci. They will discuss the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Will Vucic to deal with the Albanians and are the Americans willing to mediate a settlement, understood to RIA Novosti.
Vucic had planned to meet with Putin a week before the parade. But Moscow had not removed all the limitations due to the coronavirus, so the presidents agreed to talks after the celebrations in red square. The Serbian leader has confirmed his participation in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Russian capital.
The us administration promises to give Belgrade and Pristina loans on preferential terms in the amount of $ 200 million, and warns about the possibility of withdrawal from the region of American troops, reported the Wall Street Journal, citing senior US officials.
As writes the edition, the administration of Donald trump uses the carrot and stick. It is noted that, according to the Advisor to trump on national security, Robert O'brien, a key condition for support to Kosovo is the complete abolition of duties and other trade barriers against imports from Serbia.
The constitutional court (CC) of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo upheld the formation of a new government without early elections.
Previously, the Kosovo Parliament expressed distrust of the government leader of the movement "self-Determination" Albin Kurti. In late April, the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci has handed the mandate to form a new Cabinet, the Deputy head of the Democratic Union of Kosovo (DSK) Abdulahu Hoti. However, the movement of deposed Prime Minister Kurt demanded from the constitutional court in Pristina to assess the legitimacy of Thaci. From their point of view, the resignation of the government was to lead to early elections.