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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.

Answering the question, could the US involvement in this issue benefit, Peskov said that "here the main result, therefore, so to put the question, it would probably be not quite correct".

Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti said Thursday that he refused to participate in talks 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 after allegations a Special Prosecutor of international court for crimes in Kosovo (SPO) in the Hague of committing war crimes in 1998-1999. It was expected that the meeting will take place in Washington between the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo "Prime Minister" of Hoti.

In 1999, armed confrontation between the Albanian separatists of the Kosovo Liberation army and the army and police of Serbia led to the bombing of Yugoslavia (then consisting of Serbia and Montenegro) NATO forces. Kosovo Albanian structures in Pristina on 17 February 2008 unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. The self-proclaimed Republic does not recognize Serbia, Russia, China, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and several other States.

The leadership of Serbia under the pressure of Brussels and the region of convergence with the European Union, as well as for the sake of ease of life in the region, Serbian citizens in 2011 was forced to start negotiations on the normalization of relations with Kosovo Albanians with the mediation of the EU. However, after the introduction in November 2018, the authorities in Pristina of trade taxes in the amount of 100% of goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the dialogue was suspended.