Granting Kosovo Independence to Become Precedent for Separatism: Russian Speaker
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend K.Ramazanova / The Head of the Russian State of Duma believes that the current variant of the draft resolution, envisaging granting Kosovo independence, can be a precedent for separatist regimes in many countries worldwide.
"The draft resolution on the future status of Kosovo might be a precedent and light a fuse of separatism in many countries worldwide, including Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Spain, UK and many African countries," Boris Gryzlov, the chairman of the State Duma, declared during the discussions regarding Montenegro.
He announced that Russia will use its right of veto against the resolution, which is not supported by Belgrade and Pristine.
Earlier the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that granting Kosovo independence cannot be a precedent for separatist movements in other countries, including Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Ki-moon stated at a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York on 16 July, "I'd like to make it clear that this issue of Kosovo is a sui generis (unique) issue" that will not create any precedence for other situations such as for Georgia's Abkhazia republic or Azerbaijan's disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region,.
The UN Security Council based in New York is going to consider the Kosovo issue on 20 July.