Will Russia barter over Kosovo’s status?
Russian Representative in the Kosovo negotiating troika, Ambassador Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko
1957 - Born in Moscow
1979 - Graduates, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
1979 - Joins USSR embassy, Belgrade
1981 - Joins 5th European Directorate, USSR Foreign Ministry
1989 - Returns to USSR embassy, Belgrade
1993 - Chief of Branch, Former Yugoslav countries, Russian Foreign Ministry
1997 - Minister Counsellor, Russian embassy, Zagreb
2002 - Deputy Director, 3rd European Department, Russian Foreign Ministry
2004 - Russian Foreign Minister Special Representative for the Balkans
2007 - Russian Representative, Kosovo negotiating Troika
Will the dispute over Kosovo cause bloodshed? An effort of Kosovo negotiating troika to solve the Kosovo issue has failed. The U.S. is insisting on the region’s independence, Moscow is trying to prove that there is no reason to hurry, and the EU is trying to balance between the two. How will this situation unfold and are we witnessing a prelude to another war in the Balkans? To talk about these burning international issues, our guest today is the Russian Representative in the Kosovo negotiating troika, Ambassador Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko.