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Serbian ambassador says US does not see Kosovo as closed issue (RTS, FoNet, N1)

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Serbian Ambassador in Moscow Miroslav Lazanski told Serbian public broadcaster RTS on Tuesday that Washington does not consider the Kosovo issue closed.

He says that today’s meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and US State Secretary Mike Pompeo shows that Washington insist on the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue to continue.

“The fact that America insists on meetings like this just shows that for them, regardless of the fact that American Ambassadors in Belgrade and Pristina are saying that the Kosovo independence process is finished, things are not over yet,” he said.

Lazanski says that Washington’s insisting on continuing the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and organizing meetings shows that there is room for a solution which would be acceptable to Belgrade.

Lazanski believes that the focus of the dialogue is moving from the European Union towards other big players because the EU has shown that it is powerless.

“They had enough time to prove themselves and they couldn’t even force Pristina to revoke the taxes (on Serbian goods). The EU did nothing about any crisis in Kosovo,” he said adding that the EU is constantly laying the blame on both sides equally.

According to him, the status of Kosovo can only be changed with the approval of the UN Security Council because it is regulated by the Council’s resolution 1244.

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