Russia sees "lingering conflict potential in Balkans"
MOSCOW -- Russia was "deeply alarmed to learn that in the early hours of April 21 a group of armed men attacked the Macedonian checkpoint of Gosince."
A statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website explained that the incident happenedd on the Kosovo section of the border between Serbia and Macedonia.
Quoting the Macedonian Ministry of the Interior, the statement added that "around 40 attackers wearing camouflage uniforms marked with the emblem of the Kosovo Liberation Army tied up four policemen, whom they treated in a humiliating manner, while filming the incident with a video camera and chanting politically and ethnically motivated threats."
The criminals made it clear that this was a “warning” and then fled the scene, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted, and added:
"The incident on the Macedonian border is proof of the lingering sharp ethnic problems and conflict potential in that part of the Balkans. The situation is made worse by a major lack of law abidance and security in Kosovo, which obviously stems from the unresolved Kosovo problem in general. The calls for a Greater Albania that are heard more and more often in the region cannot be overlooked either."
"We hope that the Macedonian government’s efforts to restore order in the troubled area will receive the necessary international support," the statement concluded.
Friday 24.04.2015 | 09:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
PRISTINA -- Following two months of absence representatives of the Serb (Srpska) List list decided on Thursday to return to Kosovo's assembly and government.
Thursday 23.04.2015 | 16:41 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Parliament’s Committee on Kosovo has adopted a report by the Government Office for KOsovo on progress in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.
Thursday 23.04.2015 | 15:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BRDO -- Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic today "spoke briefly and shook hands" with Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci, ahead of a conference in Slovenia.
Thursday 23.04.2015 | 13:38 | Source: Beta | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Director Marko Djuric has said that he will visit the province despite the fact Pristina did not officially approve it.
Thursday 23.04.2015 | 10:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
VIENNA -- Serbia's decision "not to approve" his visit to Belgrade is "contrary to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue," Hashim Thaci has said.
Wednesday 22.04.2015 | 15:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- "Somebody should show an interest in the crimes committed against Serbs in the province (Kosovo)," says Serbian Government Kosovo Office Director Marko Djuric.
Wednesday 22.04.2015 | 13:54 | Source: Beta | Comments: (4) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Serbia will not receive new conditions from the EU in its bid to join the organization, "because an important requirement was to improve relations with Kosovo."
Wednesday 22.04.2015 | 13:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia has proved that it is absolutely committed to the path toward full membership in the EU, Tomislav Nikolic said on Wednesday.
Wednesday 22.04.2015 | 11:17 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (13) | Send comment
PRISTINA -- Austrian member of European parliament (MEP) Ulrike Lunacek believes that Serbia should annul a verdict its courts passed against Hashim Thaci.
Wednesday 22.04.2015 | 10:53 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Prime Minister Aleksandat Vucic has said that Tuesday's round of the Kosovo talks took place "in a constructive atmosphere," and achieved "modest progress."
Tuesday 21.04.2015 | 16:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
PRISTINA -- A special court that will deal with the cases of war crimes committed in Kosovo will be established, EU's special representative in Pristina said on Tuesday.
Tuesday 21.04.2015 | 11:30 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A new meeting in the framework of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue will be held in Brussels on Tuesday.
Tuesday 21.04.2015 | 10:12 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A Belgrade-based NGO has withdrawn the invitation sent to the Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci for participation in a conference they organize on April 24.
Tuesday 21.04.2015 | 09:17 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- A three-member panel of EULEX judges found on Monday Radovan Radic and Milovan Vlaskovic of Zubin Potok, northern Kosovo, not guilty of killing Enver Zumberi.