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Russian Embassy in Serbia demands probe into Kosovo incident with Russian diplomat

Russian Ambassador Alexander Chepurin called an attack on Mikhail Krasnoshchekov "a flagrant provocation"

BELGRADE, May 28. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in Serbia is demanding a probe into the incident with a Russian diplomat in Kosovo and that all those guilty for it face punishment, Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin wrote on the embassy’s Facebook page on Tuesday.                                           

"We will demand an investigation into that incident from the international presence controlling the situation in the region and that those responsible be prosecuted," the ambassador stressed.

He called "the attack of the so-called Kosovo Albanian police officers on Mikhail Krasnoshchekov, an employee of the UN with diplomatic immunity, a flagrant provocation and a new show of Pristina’s disrespect for the rules of international law and civilized communication."

He said the Russian national had been physically assaulted during the arrest. "He received serious bodily injuries and is currently in hospital in the Serbian-populated region of North Mitrovica and is being monitored by medics. Russian diplomats are with him," the ambassador said.