Vyacheslav Volodin, the Speaker of the Russian Duma, lower house of the Federal Assembly, said in Belgrade on Monday that the “intrusion” of Kosovo’s special forces into the north aimed at frightening the Serbs, establishing control there by force, adding the Serbs could count on Russian help in future, N1 reported.
Volodin said that the UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (on Kosovo after the 1989-1999 war there) should be respected.
“The UN should express its stand. Its authority and also peace in the Balkans depend on its determination and concrete moves,” Volodin said in Serbia’s Parliament.
He criticised the European Union and US behaviour and added that “the absence of clear EU reaction to Pristina’s provocations raises doubt the bloc is capable to mediate in the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on normalisation of relations.