Russia: Pristina's army plans "extremely dangerous"

Pristina's intention to create an army in Kosovo is "an extremely dangerous step for stability in the Balkans."

Source: B92, Tanjug

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said this on Thursday, according to Sputnik.

"We consider the intention of the authorities in Pristina to implement, in spite of the position of Belgrade and the Kosovo Serbs, the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into full-fledged armed forces an absolutely irresponsible step, which we consider extremely dangerous for stability in the Balkans and the European continent as a whole," Zakharova said at a briefing.

She also said that such a step would contradict "the basic document, i.e., UN Security Council resolution 1244."

The initiative, launched earlier this month by Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, has met with opposition from Belgrade, the EU, NATO, and the US.


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