UN 7 Feb. /TASS./ The refusal of the authorities of the self-proclaimed Kosovo from cooperating with Belgrade in the investigation of the murder of the Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic can talk about the desire of Pristina “something to hide”. This opinion was expressed on Wednesday, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia at the meeting of the Security Council on Kosovo settlement.
According to him, Russia supports the demand of Belgrade on the international structures in Kosovo a full investigation of the murder of Ivanovich and the provision of the Serbian competent authorities of the opportunity to participate in this process. The diplomat recalled that “the possibility of the presence of the Serbian police in the province expressly States that” the resolution of the Security Council on Kosovo settlement.
Nebesa entrusted “special responsibility” to the EU Mission in the rule of law in Kosovo, which in recent years “claimed a key role in the maintenance of law and order”, and now wrongly “translate arrows” on Kosovo police.
“Who was verified by the ability of the Kosovo-Albanian law enforcement agencies to impartially investigate crimes against Serbs? Interested whether Pristina is going to do? Her refusal to provide any information requested by Belgrade, suggests otherwise – including, perhaps, the desire to hide something,” stated the sebenza. He urged “to immediately work on the bugs” in order to “ensure prompt, comprehensive and objective investigation, identify the perpetrators and customers of this murder.”
One of the leaders of Kosovo Serbs Oliver Ivanovic, was shot dead on January 16 in Kosovska Mitrovica, when he entered the office of his party “Freedom, democracy, truth”. The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic has called the murder of Ivanovich attack and the attack on the entire Serbian people.
As said on Wednesday Russia’s permanent representative at the UN, murder Ivanovich “reflects the extremely low level of security and the rule of law” in Kosovo, “the particular vulnerability of the Serbian community” and “lack of effective mechanisms to respond to such challenges.” According to him, “only a courageous step, President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic”, which called for Kosovo “in order to support living there fellow” contributed “a certain calm”.