Russia Threatens Veto on US-EU Provocation on Kosovo at UN

1 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Russia Threatens Veto on US-EU Provocation on Kosovo at UN</h1><p>June 1, 2007 (LPAC)--Russia made known its rejection of the "new" resolution on Kosovo proposed by the US and EU. Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said on May 31: "We do not intend to work with the American-EU text... The amendments are purely cosmetic, and give no answers to any of Russia's fundamental concerns." Asked whether Russia would use its veto right, the diplomat said: "You read my thoughts," <em>Rianovosti</em> reported.</p><p>"We remain unsatisfied with the new version of the draft resolution on Kosovo," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin told <em>Interfax</em> on Friday. "We want negotiations to continue and a solution to be found that would suit both sides [Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo]," the spokesman said.</p><p>Serbian President Boris Tadic told Italian President Prodi in Rome on May 29 thatwas illegal, unacceptable, and will be destabilizing to international security.</p></div></body>