Russian presidential spokesman (Kremlin) Dmitry Peskov stressed, on Monday, the necessity of preserving all the rights of the Kosovo Serbs.
Peskov said in statements to reporters that his country supports “the preservation of all the rights of the Kosovo Serbs, and the fulfillment of the obligations undertaken by the two parties within the scope of all documents related to this situation.”
He added, “It is important for us to guarantee the interests of the Serbs, and we support that the two parties make peaceful efforts and the situation is resolved through diplomatic means.”
He also stressed the need to reduce the level of escalation, denying the request of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to support his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin regarding the situation in Kosovo.
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Tensions escalated between the two neighboring countries after the Pristina government’s attempt to ask the Kosovo Serbs to replace old car plates coming from neighboring Serbia with plates issued by Kosovo.
The decision led to the withdrawal of Kosovo Serbs from all central and local institutions, but late last month an agreement was reached to end the conflict.
Kosovo, whose majority population is Albanian, seceded from Serbia in 1999 and declared its independence from it in 2008, but Belgrade still considers it part of its territory and supports a Serb minority in it.