UN Security Council discusses Kosovo, Guterres calls for restraint

UN Security Council discusses Kosovo, Guterres calls for restraint

UN Security Council discusses Kosovo, Guterres calls for restraint Izvor: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed deep concern over the decision of Pristina authorities to form an army, urging “all parties concerned” to exercise restraint, according to a diplomatic source at the UN headquarters.

The UN Security Council held an informal meeting at Serbia's request late Friday night to discuss the recent developments in Kosovo, the sources confirmed. The meeting was attended by 15 member states represented in the Council.

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that the country demanded an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after Pristina decided to transform its Securit Forces into an army. He stressed the decision violated the Resolution 1244 adopted in 1999 after the war in then Serbia's rebellious province.

Kosovo authorities passed the decision a decade after this Serbia's region declared independence which Serbia still disapproves of.

According to the same sources, Russia asked for a public discussion on this issue to take place at the beginning of next week.

President Vucic might take part in that meeting, said the sources, and the European countries were reserved towards the request to make the session public.

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