Source Pravda.Ru

Russian and Serbian politicians discuss Kosovo problem

Serbia-Montenegro Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic had a meeting in Moscow with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the main topic of the talks was Kosovo, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry announcement.

In the evening of Nov. 29, the two ministers pointed out the importance of the U.N. role and of direct dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina in the solving of the Kosovo problem.

The two men pointed out the need for the consistent implementation of international demands for the realization of standards in Kosovo in the phase of solving the province's status, Beta reports.

In the meanwhile EU member states are signalling disagreement on the final status of Kosovo, just as UN-led talks on the future of the territory get under way.

Diplomats indicate that several states - including the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Greece and Italy - are publicly or privately promoting their own ideas, which in some cases go beyond the EU's common position.

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