Russia's Lavrov tells French Foreign minister stance on Kosovo unchanged
( Itar-Tass ) - Russia has not changed is position on the future of Serbia's much-troubled province of Kosovo, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday night in a conversation with his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner.
Sources at the Foreign Ministry told Itar-Tass that the two ministers had the telephone conversation in the light of submission of a new draft resolution on Kosovo to the UN Security Council.
"The Russian minister reaffirmed the basics of this country's position on Kosovo," a source said.
The conversation was held at a French request.
Russia insists that the Kosovo problem should be resolved in a format that both the Serbian government in Belgrade and the Albanian government in Kosovo would find acceptable.