Russia is counting on a thorough investigation of the assassination of Serbian policy in Kosovo


MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. Russia strongly condemns the murder of a Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo and looked forward to its thorough investigation. This was stated on Tuesday at the foreign Ministry.

“I was saddened to learn about the murder of 16 January, a famous politician, Oliver Ivanovic, one of the leaders of the Serbs living in the North of the Autonomous province of Kosovo – said in comments to Russian depodesta. – We Express our deep condolences to his family and friends”.

Moscow “decisively condemns this dastardly act”, the Ministry noted. “The settling of political scores in this way is fraught with the growth of the atmosphere of terror, the re-emergence of the ethnic conflict in the region, – stressed in the foreign Ministry. – Call upon the entire international presence in Kosovo in accordance with the existing mandates, to take exhaustive measures to prevent possible incidents in the region.”

“We strongly condemn this dastardly act. The settling of political scores in this way is fraught with the growth of the atmosphere of terror, the re-emergence of the ethnic conflict in the region, said the Ministry. – Call upon the entire international presence in Kosovo in accordance with the existing mandates, to take exhaustive measures to prevent possible incidents in the region.”

“We hope that relevant bodies will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and identify the perpetrators who will be punished”, – said the Russian foreign Ministry.

The assassination of one of the Kosovo Serb leaders took place this morning when a politician entered the building of the party “Freedom, democracy, truth”. As reported by colleague Ivanovich in the party, no one heard the sound of gunfire and a wounded politician was found by the neighbor who was returning from the store. Police later found a few blocks ignited the car without numbers, which, presumably, moved the killer.

Oliver Ivanovic was taken to the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica with five gunshot wounds of the upper part of the chest. Despite the efforts of doctors to save his life failed.

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