Peskov: Russia is in favor of a peaceful solution to the conflict in Kosovo

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia supports guaranteeing the rights of Kosovo Serbs and reaching a peaceful settlement through diplomacy.

Peskov said: “Of course, we support ensuring the full rights of the Kosovo Serbs, the implementation of all obligations that have been agreed, and we call on all parties to make efforts to achieve peace through diplomacy.”

He stressed that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic did not appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to defuse tensions in Kosovo, but Russia is interested in resolving the crisis due to its historical ties with Serbia and based on the belief in the need to achieve security and peace among peoples.

For his part, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic called on Albanians and Serbs to maintain civil peace in Kosovo and Metohija, stressing that Kosovo Serbs are not responsible for the escalation of tension in the region.

Serbian Defense Minister Milos Vucevic also indicated that Serbia is ready to send a contingent of its armed forces to Kosovo and Metohija in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions if it receives the approval of NATO forces in the Republic of Kosovo.

This came after a group of special forces from the “unrecognized” Republic of Kosovo on Sunday took control of the area near the Gazivod dam, expelled Serbian guards from the site and removed Serbian flags.

The Gazivod dam is the main source of water and hydroelectric power generation for the areas around the lake belonging to the municipality of Zubin Potok and three other areas mostly populated by Serbian citizens.

Source: News

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