Four Russian tourists detained in Kosovo

The Russian Embassy in Serbia reported the detention of four Russians by the Kosovo police

The police of the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo detained four Russian tourists who entered there by mistake. This was reported by the Russian Embassy in Serbia, reports TASS.

As it became known, the Russians moved in a rented car with Serbian license plates. The tourists themselves said that they were heading to Novi Pazar for sightseeing, and stopped in the territory of Kosovo by accident, according to the recommendations of a navigation device. The Russian diplomatic mission noted that no one controlled the administrative line between the province of Kosovo and Central Serbia at the crossing point on the secondary road.

Due to the fact that the tourists did not have documents, they were taken to the police station of the city of Kosovo -Mitrovica. There, the prosecutor's office decided to detain them for two days to establish their identity and clarify the circumstances of their stay in Kosovo.

It is noted that an employee of the embassy's office went to help the Russians. They were also provided with food, the services of a lawyer, and the opportunity to receive medical assistance. Later, the local prosecutor's office adopted a decree on the expulsion of Russian citizens from the territory of Kosovo.

On October 22, Kosovo President Viosa Osmani-Sadriu declared two Russian diplomats from the branch of the Serbian Embassy in Pristina to be persona non grata. According to her, the Russians carried out in Kosovo “harmful activities that affected national security and constitutional order.” Later the diplomats left Kosovo.