Russia’s Ambassador in Belgrade Alexander Botsan Kharchenko said on Tuesday that conditions are being created to blame Serbia for the failure of the dialogue on Kosovo.
Commenting the Quint ambassador’s statement on his Twitter account, Botsan-Kharchenko said that he did not see anything new in it and wondered why it spoke of EuroAtlantic integration. “The Quint is ignoring Serbia’s military-political neutrality. The reality is that Belgrade is only negotiating on accession with the European Union and this statement could fall in the category of those which allow them to say: we did everything to renew the dialogue,” he wrote.
He added that the dialogue can be renewed only through pressure on Pristina to revoke the tariffs. He asked what the establishing of the dialogue has to do with the withdrawal of the recognition of Kosovo’s unilaterally declared independence, adding that this is an issue for states which realize that Kosovo’s false statehood is against international law.