Inter-American problems and regional policy
Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko’s meeting with Head of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Serbian Government Marko Duric
On April 11, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko met with Head of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Serbian Government Marko Duric.
The officials confirmed the unity of Russia and Serbia’s approaches towards the Kosovo settlement process based on UN Security Council Resolution 1244. Russia’s intention to assist its Serbian partners in upholding the legitimate rights and interests of Serbia in relation to Kosovo was underscored.
The violence of the Kosovo authorities against Serbs and the non-Albanian population of the region and unilateral steps by the Kosovars were condemned as unacceptable. It was stressed that all existing issues should be resolved through dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina based on the unconditional implementation of agreed-upon arrangements, especially with regard to the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo.