Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that official Belgrade had falsified diplomatic notes and other documents revoking recognition of Kosovo in what it said is an unprecedented campaign by Serbia.
A statement carried by Pristina daily Koha said that the campaign has been waged over the past three years with the support of Russia and other countries to prevent the integration of Kosovo into the international community and added that the Foreign Ministry was coordinating with the Quint countries to counter the campaign.
It alleged that “Serbia has used bribery, corruption scandals, arms sale contracts and visa agreements as well as immoral scandals (as was the case with Interpol) to oppose Kosovo”.
The Kosovo Foreign Ministry claimed that officials from third countries were invited to Belgrade and bribed into issuing diplomatic notes and other false documents which were later rejected by those third countries and added that “Liberia, Ghana, Guinea Bisao, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, sao Tome and Principe, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Somalia and Burundi” had denied Belgrade’s claims that they revoked their recognition of Kosovo.
“All the diplomatic notes shown in Belgrade which have been rejected, were written by an adviser to Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic who said on Monday that Togo is the 15th country to revoke recognition of Kosovo.