May 10, 2020
For Russia, the exchange of territories and other ideas "can only be assessed by Pristina and Belgrade", while the final solution of the Kosovo issue must be confirmed in the UN Security Council, through the adoption of a new resolution, which would replace it. resolution 1244, said Russian Ambassador to Belgrade Alexander Botsan Kharcenko.
"The actuality of the idea of 'partition of Kosovo', like any other idea, can only be assessed by Belgrade and Pristina. The sustainable solution of the Kosovo issue is achievable only as a result of taking into account the balanced mutual interests, without imposing external schemes or deadlines. The main criterion for us is that the solution is acceptable for Serbia ", he said in the interview for the newspaper" Politika "of Serbia. He was asked what Russia's "red lines" are about Kosovo.
Kharchenko also said that Belgrade's demand for Moscow's involvement in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue is first and foremost.
"In this case, the negotiation process itself must take place in a reasonable and acceptable framework for us, on the basis of Resolution 1244, as it must have an acceptable form and content. I must emphasize that the results of diplomatic activities, so far, are not so obvious. On the contrary, in Kosovo now there is only more chaos ", he said.
He also said that the final settlement of the Kosovo issue requires constant attention from the UN Security Council, which he assessed as a precondition.
"The final settlement of the Kosovo issue must be confirmed by the UN Security Council, through the adoption of a new resolution, which would replace Resolution 1244," he said.