On May 2, several people were killed as a result of the punitive operation in Ukrainian Slavyansk involving terrorists from the Right Sector. Moscow believes that Kiev has destroyed the last hope for the execution of the Geneva agreements. Editor-in-chief of the Balkan Internet newspaper "IN4S" (Inforce), Gojko Raicevic, comments on the situation for the Voice of Russia.
The European Court of Human Rights has awarded a Serbian woman 10,000 euros in compensation for losing her newborn baby to thieves in an incident in a Yugoslav maternity hospital in 1983. The development has called attention to the fact that over the past two decades alone child traffickers have stolen hundreds of Serbian babies. Voice of Russia correspondent talked to Vladimir Cigarevic, a campaigner for the parents of stolen Serbian newborns.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker has called on the Serbian government to improve relations with Kosovo relying on a plan suggested by Brussels. In this case Belgrade will have to admit defeat and will receive no guarantees on its membership in the EU.
The Serbian delegation’s visit to Russia headed by Prime Minister Ivica Dacic is under way and following the talks with Russian leadership, the Chairman of the Serbian government gave an exclusive interview to the Voice of Russia.
At the age of 15 on a riverbank he was shot eight times just for being Serbian. He survived and a few days later during the religious holiday of Transfiguration he was out of his coma. But until now he has not received an answer to his question: who shot the children bathing in the river near the Kosovo village of Gorazdevac on August 13, 2003? In his interview to the Voice of Russia Bogdan Bukumiric tells a wonderful story of his rescue.
It’s no time for joking in Serbia: the ban on GMOs currently in force could spoil the country’s relations with the United States, and close the doors of the WTO for Belgrade. A statement to this effect was made the other day by representative of the American Embassy in Serbia Victoria Nibarger.
“Live people were wrapped in barbed wire and thrown downhill”, - this is perhaps one of the “nicest” memories of the main character of The Boy from the Yellow House, a journalistic novel written by the Serbian writer Sasa Milivojev. The author collected in one work just a tiny fragment of the atrocious crimes carried out by the Albanian terrorists in Kosovo before and after the NATO's aggression against Yugoslavia.
Serbian Public Prosecutor's office has managed to find a witness who shared the details of the “black transplantology” cases in Kosovo. Serbia's Deputy Prosecutor on war crimes Bruno Vekarich has commented on the situation in an interview with the Voice of Russia.
Germany joined the war against Yugoslavia under the pretense of fabricated facts. Sensational confession of German policeman Henning Hentz who served in the OSCE in Kosovo in the 90s confirmed that.
Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations will visit Serbia as a part of his 'Balkan journey'. The main purpose of his visit is to discuss the issue of Kosovo independence with the new president Tomislav Nikolić. But experts are convinced that they will not manage to find common ground.
New Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic is coming to Moscow. He could attend the congress of United Russia on the 26th of May. This could become the Serbian leader’s first international visit and a key factor in determining that country’s foreign policy for the next four years. Serbia has unexpectedly found itself at the crossroads.
The case of the Medicus clinic can add a dark spot on the reputation of the leadership of Kosovo, a country not recognized by Russia. In that clinic a group of doctors managed by a highly ranking Ministry of Health official conducted illegal organ transplantation surgeries. There are a number of Russian citizens among the victims.
Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations does not rule out that a humanitarian disaster may occur in Kosovo since humanitarian as well as other problems remain unsettled there, Director of the International Activity Department at the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry Yuri Brazhnikov said on Thursday.
Moscow will not grant Russian citizenship to Kosovo’s Serbs but it will continue to support them, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The statement came after tens of thousands of Kosovo Serbs signed a petition asking for Russian citizenship earlier this week.
The trial against Ratko Mladic will be politicized, says a Russian political scientist Vladimir Azarov, who was a member of the UN mission in the Balkans in the 90s.
Serbia’s proposal for the establishment of an independent investigative body with a mandate of the UN Security Council is expected to be considered in New York in the middle of May. The new body will tackle the cases of human organ trafficking in Kosovo.
Russia, China and India have joined the African Union and the Arab League in denouncing the Western-led attack on Libya as disproportionate and indiscriminate. Indeed, reports speak about mounting civilian casualties in the offensive. At least 65 Libyan civilians are known dead and more than 150 wounded or injured.