UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and is recognized by 108 UN member states. Serbia considers Kosovo to be part of its territory. Dozens of countries, including Russia, do not recognize Kosovo as an independent state.
“The Secretary General’s report, Mister [Farid] Zarif’s [the Secretary General’s Special Representative to Kosovo] briefing, and also the statements we’ve heard once again convince us that the situation in Kosovo is far from stable, and should remain under constant international review.”
According to the diplomat, Kosovo's situation is complicated by the social and economic problems, and the rise in unemployment.
"Among youth it stands at 55 percent. That is why we think it important not to drop our guard, not to ignore the consequences of the conflict in the territory of former Yugoslavia.”
Besides, Safronkov highlighted the problems of "the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons" in the region, the resurgence and activities "by militant organizations such as the Kosovo Liberation Army" and "the failure to fully address the main issue, which is the establishment of the community of Serbian municipalities in Kosovo."
“The Security Council must on a regular basis keep what’s happening in the province under review.”