Replacement of UN Mission by EU’s Directed to Recognize Independence of Kosovo – NATO Russian Representative
Azerbaijan, Baku, 13 June / Trend corr. A.Gasimova / Dmitriy Rogozin, the Russian Representative in the NATO, considers that the replacement of the UN mission in Kosovo by the European Union representative is directed towards the final announcement of the independence of this country.
Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General, addressed a report to the UN Council of Security and requested it to change the UN mission framework in Kosovo to create conditions for the European Union mission.
Rogozin said in his interview to the Vesti channel that the EU has waited for this moment when the UN mission will leave Kosovo, and independence of Kosovo will be recognized as per Marti Ahtisaari's plan.
Under the plan of Marti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland, Kosovo must acquire independent stature under the control of international supervisors.
According to Rogozin, initially, the UN mission sought for a reason to go away from the territory and to hand over the platform to the EU mission. Most member-countries of the EU have recognizes the independence of Kosovo, and are expected to replace the UN mission in the territory, Rogozin said.
"We have warned our colleges in the UN that this was the decision taken by the UN, and that needs to be followed. However, there are political forces in Europe, which do not take into consideration this decision," Rogozin stated.