Putin confirmed: "If the USA joins the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Russia is prepared to join the Serbian side"
If Albanians want the Americans in negotiations, Serbian side will ask for Russia to participate so the negotiations can have some validity
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Moscow today that he received a confirmation from Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Russian side is ready to join the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina if there is an attempt to expand the format of the dialogue and involve the United States.
- We have achieved some sort of agreement. If there are attempts and intentions to expand the format of participants and mediators in the dialogue between Serbs and Albanians, Belgrade and Pristina, if the Americans want to become part of that format. We asked if we can say that Russian Federation will join our side and him (Putin) confirmed it - said Vucic in a meeting with the Federation Council President Valentina Matvienko.
As Vucic said, if Albanians want the Americans in negotiations, Serbian side will ask for Russia to participate so the negotiations can have some validity.
- It is logical for us because Russia did not recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. We just want an equitable relationship on this issue. We could not speak of this earlier because we did not have the green light of the Russian state organs. Now we have and we can talk about it - concluded Vucic.
(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)