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Kosovo news – Interior Ministry explains why Ukraine should not recognize Kosovo’s independence — UNIAN

According to the adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Vadim Denisenko, if Ukraine recognizes Kosovo, this will significantly weaken its position on Crimea.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs believes that Ukraine should under no circumstances recognize the independence of Kosovo / REUTERS illustration

Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Denisenko believes that Ukraine should in no case be recognized as independent Kosovo.

He said this during All-Ukrainian telethon.

According to him, thoughts are now spreading on the Internet about whether Ukraine should recognize the independence of Kosovo, but Denisenko believes that this is the work of Russian bots.

“No, by no means. This is done either by useful idiots or pro-Russian bots. The Kosovo incident is the same incident as the Crimea. If we recognize Kosovo, then after that we must say that our position regarding the Ukrainian Crimea is much weaker ‘ said the adviser.

“Therefore, Kosovo should by no means be recognized,” he added.

Denisenko believes that neither Serbia nor Kosovo are ready and do not want a military conflict.

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As UNIAN reported, on July 31 armed clashes broke out in northern Kosovo due to changes in the rules of travel in Kosovo.

After that, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić stated that the Kosovo army is allegedly going to attack the Serbs In the north of the country.

At the same time, Prime Minister Albin Kurti blamed Vučić himself and the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija for the unrest.

The command of the KFOR contingent (the NATO-led international security force in Kosovo) said they were ready to intervene in the situation if necessary.

Subsequently, the Kosovo authorities stated that postpones the procedure for imposing a ban on Serbian documents until September 1st.

Help UNIAN. The Republic of Kosovo is a partially recognized state in the Balkans, whose independence has been recognized by more than 100 countries, including most of Europe.

Ukraine does not recognize Kosovo, considering this territory to be part of Serbia. The key reason is the presence in Ukraine of problems with the illegally annexed Crimea and the occupation of part of the Donbass.

Since 2019, Ukraine has been recognizing Kosovo passports for issuing visas.

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