MOSCOW, August 27. /TASS/. Russia will never forget that Kosovo is the territory of Serbia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Telegram channel on Friday.
She was commenting on the call by US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Gabriel Escobar to the Serbs to forget about Kosovo as a Serbian territory.
Responding to Escobar's statements that it's time to "forget the narrative "Kosovo is Serbia" and move to the one that "Kosovo and Serbia are actually Europe," the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry responded in the negative. "Never," Zakharova wrote, accompanying her post with the flags of Russia and Serbia.
Tensions escalated dramatically in Kosovo and Metohija on July 31 after Kosovo police had closed a checkpoint on the administrative line with Serbia as part of preparations for the implementation of a ban on Serbian documents.
In response, Serbs living in the northern part of Kosovo came out to protest and blocked major roads. Police officers and members of the NATO-led Kosovo Force international mission (KFOR) were deployed to a bridge across the Ibar River, which connects the northern and southern parts of Kosovska Mitrovica. As a result of international efforts, Pristina decided to postpone the ban until September 1.