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Friday, 31 March 2023 01:47 GMT

Russia is to blame for recent tensions between Serbia, Kosovo

(MENAFN) Based on the ethnic Albanian prime minister of the breakaway province, Albin Kurti, Russia is to blame for the current hostilities between Serbia and Kosovo. Belgrade, however, refuted the quantity of joint drills with Russia that Kurti used to support his assertion.

“I think that the worry of our western partners and friends is the links of Belgrade with Moscow,” Kurti informed the outlet, noting that “now that Russia got severely wounded in Ukraine... they have interest in spillover. They have interest in outsourcing their war-mongering drive to the Balkans where they have a client who’s in Belgrade,” according to the official.

Kurti offered 104 joint military drills between Serbia and Russia last year as evidence, which Belgrade later that day formally denied. Nemanja Starovic, state secretary at the Serbian Defense Ministry, called the claim "this is a vicious lie" and pointed out that just 21 military drills took place that year, with only four involving Russia and 17 with NATO members.


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