A man celebrates during celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's independence in Pristina, Kosovo February 17, 2018. Ognen Teofilovski / Reuters
Kosovo is a partially recognized state in Europe, whose capital and largest city is Pristina. It is a disputed territory that declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Kosovo is recognized by 112 members of the UN.
EU countries have shown great hypocrisy criticizing a rumored land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, Serbia’s leader told RT, pointing out that they were the ones who changed the borders by recognizing the breakaway region.
Moscow has reassured Belgrade that it supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Balkan nation, following a crisis in Kosovo over the weekend, President Aleksandar Vucic noted, following his visit to Russia.
A land swap between Kosovo and Serbia could trigger a chain reaction in the Balkans, spelling the end for a number of former Yugoslav countries – and give a new reason for the US to keep troops in Europe, analysts have told RT.