MOSCOW, July 2 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow does not recognize Kosovo’s independence, Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s representative for human rights, democracy and the rule of law, said commenting on decision of the Kosovo authorities to introduce visas for the citizens of 87 countries, including Russia.
"Our position of principle remains unchanged. We do not recognize Kosovo’s independence,” the Russian diplomat emphasized.
He added that Russia would continue regarding Kosovo as part of Serbia.
"We continue adhering to the U.N. Security Council resolution 1244. This document adopted in 1999 defined a new legal status for Kosovo,” Dolgov emphasized.