Ukrainian journalist Iryna Synelnyk mentioned the non-imposition of sanctions against Russia by Serbia and said that it is time to stay with those who support them and recognize Kosovo.
Iryna Synelnyk and Luidmyla, Ukrainian journalists who stayed in Kosovo and have now returned to Ukraine for family reasons, sent photos to the Kosovo Journalists Association as a sign of gratitude.
Synelnyk wrote on Facebook that Ukraine still does not recognize the Republic of Kosovo, which declared independence in 2008, and Serbia continues to oppose the expansion of the circle of countries that maintain diplomatic relations with Pristina.
She also mentioned the meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the Balkan Summit in Greece.
“However, after their participation in the Crimea platform, representatives of the Serbian government stated the next day that they did not support Ukraine on the issue of the liberation of Crimea. Serbia provides humanitarian aid to Ukraine, makes separate arms supply efforts, but does not impose sanctions on Russia and frequently changes its position. Among them, the statements, “If Ukraine recognizes Kosovo, one day it will lose everything.” Serbia represents Russian interests in the Balkans. Recently, one of the TG channels was advertised with the slogan “Russians and Serbs are brothers forever”. Therefore, it can be assumed that this country will act according to the scenarios created in the Kremlin. On the other hand, Kosovo, whose citizens survived the 1998-1999 war, unapologetically supported Ukraine, so it is most likely time to stay with those who support us and do not impose conditions. It is time to recognize Kosovo. “After participating in the program “Residence in Kosovo”, one would like to believe that Kosovo will be the first country with which Ukraine will improve diplomatic relations after the victorious end of the war,” she wrote./KosovaPress/