Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that the main security issue in the Balkans remains the situation in the Serbian province of Kosovo.
“Kosovo remains the main hotbed of tension in the Balkans, which undermines efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region,” Nebenzia said at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
He pointed out that “the security situation in the region is also constantly deteriorating and requires great attention from the international community and the UN Security Council.”
He pointed out that since the beginning of the year, more than 100 attacks on Serbs, their property, cemeteries and sacred religious sites have been recorded in Kosovo.
He recalled Pristina’s decision to ban Serbian numbers in the region, which “brought the situation to a dangerous stage and almost led to bloodshed.”