Putin: Kosovo is Serbian territory
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej that Moscow will continue to argue in the international arena that Kosovo is legally a Serbian territory.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
During a meeting he had with SPC Patriarch Irinej in the Kremlin on Thursday, Putin said that Russia will not recognize “the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo,” created through a violation of UNSC Resolution 1244 and all norms of international law, a Belgrade-based daily, has said on its website.
Moscow will continue to consistently support Serbia in the righteous fight to preserve its territory, population and churches in Kosovo, the Russian president said.
After speeches were given by representatives of delegations of Orthodox churches, including a speech by His Holiness Irinej, Putin spoke about ten minutes of troubles faced by the Serb people in Kosovo.
The Serbian patriarch was very pleased with the talks, as he learned that the president of Russia is well informed about the sufferings of the Serbs and other non-Albanian population in Kosovo, The press said.