Turkey’s Ambassador was injured in a major accident in Kosovo

© AFP 2018 / Armend NimaniРебенок in Pristina on the anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Archival photoTurkey’s Ambassador was injured in a major accident in Kosovo© 2018 AFP / Armend Nimani

Turkish Ambassador in Kosovo Kivilcim Kilich (Kivilcim Kilic) were injured in a major accident near the Kosovo capital Pristina, said the President of the breakaway Republic, Hashim Thaci, on his page in Facebook.

Crash for an unknown reason, occurred on Friday evening near the village of Mramor on the highway Pristina — Gnjilane. As a result of collision of three cars, three people were killed and another four, including the Ambassador and several Turkish diplomats, were injured and were hospitalized.

According to Kosovo media, all the victims are local citizens ages 22, 65 and 88 years. The Ambassador diagnosed with a serious, but not life-threatening injuries — rib fractures and chest trauma.

In its report, Thaci expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims and wished a speedy recovery.

The Albanian authorities of Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008. Turkey was among the first countries to recognize Kosovo sovereignty. The self-proclaimed Republic does not recognize Serbia, Russia, China, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and several other States.