The authorities of Kosovo declared the Russian UN employee persona non grata

Власти Косова объявили российского сотрудника ООН персоной нон грата

Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said that the Russian employee of the UN mission in Kosovo Mikhail Krasnoshchekov declared persona non grata.

“Today I asked the foreign Ministry on the basis of constitutional and legal aspects to declare Russian citizen Mikhail [persona non grata,” — said Haradinaj, writes the with reference to

He added that Russians must leave the territory of Kosovo.

Haradinaj also urged the head of the UN mission in Kosovo to respect his decision.

As reported, on Tuesday it became known that the units of the Kosovo special forces entered the territory of four districts in the North of the region inhabited by the Serbs. Was arrested 23 people, among them seven policemen. Representatives of the Kosovo authorities stated that we are talking about the operation to combat organized crime. In response, the Serbian armed forces and the police on the orders of President Alexander Vucic was given in a state of full combat readiness.

Vucic also said that among the detainees during the operation of Kosovo special forces in the Serbian communities of Kosovo and Metohija was a citizen of the Russian Federation, employee of the UN mission in Kosovo Mikhail Krasnoshchekov. Local authorities reported that the Russians, using diplomatic status and tried to prevent the operations of the security forces.

As you know, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. It was recognized by most Western countries, including the United States. Ukraine has not recognized Kosovo’s independence.

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