Commander of the United NATO Forces of Europe, US General Curtis Scaparrotti, said that the security situation in the Balkans is very "fragile" and that the region is the main target of Russia's "malignant" influence.
- The negotiations are expected between Kosovo and Serbia on normalization of relations and achieving a permanent solution, applicable to both sides. Russia "feeds" regional resentment in efforts to prevent the Balkans from achieving progress in Euro-Atlantic integration - said the commander of the United NATO Forces for Europe, US General Curtis Scaparrotti.
According to Radio Free Europe in Albanian language, Scaparrotti said that Russia is against the independence of Kosovo and that the goal of its political, economic, and military support of Serbia is maintaining its influence over Belgrade.
- NATO forces in Kosovo, KFOR, which make up around 3.500 members of NATO armies, have a significant role in preserving safety and stability in the region - he added.
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(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)