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    Moscow Calls for Thorough Probe Into Murder of Kosovar Serb Politician Ivanovic

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia strongly condemns the assassination of prominent Kosovar Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic in Kosovo and calls for a thorough investigation into the case, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

    Oliver Ivanovic, a former Serbian state secretary for Kosovo and Metohija, was killed earlier on Tuesday in the city of Mitrovica.

    “We strongly condemn this despicable act … We expect that the relevant bodies will carry out a thorough investigation into the incident and identify the perpetrators who will receive the punishment they deserve,” the ministry’s statement read.

    ​The ministry called on all international bodies present in Kosovo to take appropriate measures in order to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.

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    “The settling of political scores in such a way may lead to the spread of terror, the relapse of ethnic conflict in the region,” the ministry stressed.

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