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Ukraine could recognize Republic of Kosovo, - diplomat

Source : 112 Ukraine

There should be no parralels drawn between Kosovo and Crimea, which is two completely different situations
08:48, 25 September 2020

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Ukraine could recognize the independence of the Republic of Kosovo. Vasyl Bodnar, the Deputy Foreign Minister said so in an exclusive interview with RTV Ora.

According to the Ukrainian diplomat, one should not be drawing any parallels between Kosovo and Crimea, because, according to him, it's quite different situations.

"Traditionally, we have been supporting the territorial sovereignty of the country. This is our principle. But to us, there are no parallels between these two cases. This is because Kosovo is one thing, and Crimea is totally different", he said.

According to the diplomat, Kosovo is the country recognized by a number of other countries, and in case of Crimea, it's a territory that was forcefully captured by Russia. Although Ukraine hasn't formally recognized Kosovo yet, it already recognized its passports and allowed passenger movement with the use of these IDs.

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As is known, Kosovo proclaimed independence from Serbia in the one-way fashion in February 2008. The governments took different stances in this regard. The U.S., many European countries, Australia, New Zealand and a number of other countries recognized the republic's independence. Russia, Serbia, China, Iran, Spain, Greece and some otehr states did not recognize it.

In total, Kosovo was recognized by 116 countries.

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