Kosovo “quasi-state” is the main source of regional instability, according to published comments by the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Russian foreign Ministry drew attention to the “aggressive statements of the Kosovo Albanian odious figure (Ramush) Haradinaj in Belgrade and the Serbian leadership”.
According to media reports, Haradinaj after his release by the court of France has threatened the Serbs with deportation, stating that “Albanians must specify the place to the enemy and do the same thing that made the Croats”. In Moscow found unacceptable the lack of adequate response from the patrons of Pristina, particularly the EU and the United States, such “unbridled extremist statements”.
“We regret that such a development, the discharge of the passions one would expect in light of the decision of the French court, ignored the legitimate request of the Serbian side liberated and Haradinaj, who is accused of committing many abductions, rapes and murders”, — said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Ministry noted that this episode demonstrates that “the Kosovo quasi-state is the main source of regional instability, and blind pandering Velikoivanenko aspirations to inflame inter-ethnic tensions, increase conflict potential in the Balkans”.
The court of appeal of the French city of Colmar has rejected a request for extradition to Serbia of ex-Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj. The decision in the Haradinaj case had to endure at the beginning of March, but then the date was moved to April 6 and then on April 27. In March, the Kosovo authorities expressed hope for the return of Haradinaj and expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to postpone the announcement of the verdict on extradition.
The former Prime Minister of Kosovo and former field commander of the Kosovo Liberation army (KLA) were arrested in France on 4 January on a warrant issued by Interpol Serbia. The decision of the court of Colmar on 12 January he was released under recognizance not to leave from the country. The Minister of justice of Serbia Nela Kuburovic previously stated that Belgrade will not be responding to France’s extradition, if the French authorities refuse to grant Haradinaj.
Belgrade suspects him of war crimes during the armed conflict in Kosovo and Metohija in 1998-1999. Haradinaj in 2004-2005 he headed the government of the breakaway Republic, after which the party “the Alliance for future of Kosovo” came into radical opposition to the current kouskouvelis authorities.
The Serbian authorities brought in the Haradinaj case for 108 episodes, including terrorism, organizing a criminal group and murder dozens of innocent Serbian people. He was twice held, in cases of war crimes at the International Tribunal in the Hague but was acquitted.