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USA violates UN security Council resolution on Kosovo, the foreign Ministry said

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 President of Kosovo announced that some vehicles from the USA

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.

The foreign Ministry supported the efforts of Serbia to Kosovo

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 head of Kosovo arrived in the Hague for questioning on charges of war crimes

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 has welcomed resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

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 for the first time in two years, will meet with "Prime Minister" of Kosovo

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.

Vucic said that the goal of the organizers of the riots in Serbia

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.

Zakharova said the charges against the President of Kosovo

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.

Serbs celebrate the anniversary of the historic battle on Kosovo field near Pristina

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.

Putin and Vucic discussed the situation in the Balkans

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.

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