Lukashevich condemned the passivity deployed in Kosovo, NATO and the EU

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Rudravarna Kosovo and Serbia. Archival photoLukashevich condemned the passivity deployed in Kosovo, NATO and the EU© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kudryavtsev

Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich condemned the passive line of the International forces under NATO command in ensuring stability in Kosovo (KFOR) and the EU mission.

He noted that Kosovo Albanian separatists, feeling the unconditional support from outside, show a complete lack of interest in the joint with Belgrade finding basis for settling the «frozen» conflict, and Pristina still relies on the intimidation of Serbs, the attempt to squeeze them by force from the land.

«We condemn the passive line deployed in the region, the international presence of NATO Forces in Kosovo (KFOR) and the EU mission in the rule of law (EULEX). They withdrew from the security of the non-Albanian population of Kosovo, if not cover up impunity in the region», — said Lukashevich at a meeting of the OSCE permanent Council.

According to him, it is clear that acquiescence to the criminal irresponsibility of the Kosovo Albanian authorities may lead to new bloodshed in the breakaway of Kosovo, instability in the Balkan region as a whole. «The continuation of power attempt to impose Pristina’s control over carbanazepine parts of the province to inflame ethnic tensions, renders meaningless the longstanding efforts of the international community towards post-conflict settlement», — said the permanent representative.

Kosovo Albanian structures in Pristina in February 2008 unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. The Serbian authorities under pressure from 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 were forced to start negotiations on the normalization of relations with Kosovo Albanians with the mediation of the EU.

The largest agreements are the Brussels agreement on principles governing the normalization of relations of Belgrade and Pristina signed in April 2013, and the agreement on the Community of Serb communities, signed by the parties in August 2015. This latest Brussels time to execute these agreements on August 4, was not observed Pristina, which led to increased tension in Kosovo.