Rus News Journal

Kosovo has waited the rescuer

the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia

Yesterday Kosovo where past week there were the most bloody during the last years collisions, Hoop Sheffer have visited the secretary general of NATO Jaap de and the head of OSCE Solomon Graze. This very day to the Balkans on the instructions of the president of the Russian Federation the head of the Ministry of Emergency Measures Sergey Shojgu has gone. Kosovo has again appeared in the centre of attention of the world community.
mission of the United Nations in Kosovo which carries out functions of time operating this edge, has summed yesterday up tragical events of the past week: 28 persons are killed, 851 is wounded. Also it is counted up that as a result of the ethnic pogroms made by the Albanian extremists, 420 Serbian houses are destroyed, 25 churches are burnt, and 3700 Serbs became refugees.
the president of Kosovo Ibrahim Rugova declared Monday in the afternoon of mourning in edge, that as he has declared, pochtit memory of inhabitants of edge, victims in collisions . Thereby head of Kosovo has killed at once two hares: Separated from the Albanian extremists, and at the same time has shown that Kosovo is independent formation - in Serbia and Montenegro day of mourning was on Sunday.
Besides, leaders of the Albanian parties declared fund creation on fund raising for restoration of the burnt houses and orthodox temples. Such statements of Kosovan Albanians became in many respects result of rigid criticism in their address from the world community from - for violence in relation to Serbs. Even representatives of the West have regarded latest developments in Kosovo as ethnic cleanings.
these events have shown that the built United Nations and the NATO a design of the Kosovan world are for the present very unreliable. And the West would like it to strengthen urgently. For this purpose yesterday Hoop Sheffer have gone to Kosovo the secretary general of NATO Jaap de and the head of OSCE Solomon Graze. The head of the North Atlantic alliance has clearly designated the NATO position: Anybody in Kosovo, and first of all Albanians who make the majority, should not think that, provoking violence, can reach more likely the political ends .
Yesterday to the Balkans on the instructions of the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin the head of the Ministry of Emergency Measures Sergey Shojgu has gone. Formally overall objective of its trip is discussion of variants of the help to the Serbian refugees in Kosovo . However actually the sense of tour of the Russian representative is deeper. Moscow which last year is unexpected for many has deduced from the Balkans (including from Kosovo) the military contingent, now, seemingly, wishes to return to region. Meaningly having lost military presence on the Balkans, Russia tries to compensate its presence political and economic. And present crisis in Kosovo gives for this purpose good possibilities.
Sergey Shojgu will discuss, seemingly, in Belgrad and Podgoritse not only variants of the help to refugees, but also comprehensible to Serbia and Montenegro variants of the decision of a Kosovan problem as a whole. And first of all variants of the future status of Kosovo. Then Russia could start their consideration with the western partners and in the long term to become one of guarantors of the new plan of Kosovan settlement.
in this case the Russian political presence on the Balkans will be not only is restored, but also strengthened. Besides it can be supported by presence economic. Under the information, on Sergey Shojgu`s trip the group of the Russian businessmen for which possibilities of investments into region are of interest accompanies.
GENNADY - SYSOYEV