Kosovo President Hashim Thaci announced today on Twitter that he met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris and that he talked with him about the normalization of the relations with Belgrade.
The Russian news agency, TASS reported about Thaci’s tweet saying that “the Kremlin did not issue any statements regarding that meeting”.
Thaci claims that he discussed with Putin the possibility of Kosovo and Serbia concluding a “solid and binding agreement”.
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“President Putin was clear. If we (Kosovo and Serbia) reach a peace agreement, Russia will support it,” Tachi said on Twitter, including several photos of his meeting with Putin.
The two statesmen met at the central commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in Paris.
Koha: Idea of splitting Kosovo has led Thaci to Putin
Pristina-based daily, Koha writes today that, in Paris, the president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi advocated the idea of splitting Kosovo’s territory and, thanks to that, he landed a meeting with Vladimir Putin, an opponent of Kosovo’s, “which is something he (Thaci) never dreamed of”.
Thaci wrote on his Facebook profile that he met with Putin in Paris and claimed that he had received support from the Russian president for the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
“I met the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in Paris for the first time ever. The dialogue on the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia and the possibility of reaching a legally binding agreement were the main focus of our conversation. As for this agreement, President Putin was clear: if we (Kosovo and Serbia) reach a peace agreement, Russia will support it,” Thaci said.
Koha also writes that Thaci discussed the division of Kosovo territory with Putin, the idea that “historical partners of Kosovo strongly oppose, and Serbia and Russia strongly support”.
Koha also recalls that Thaci had previously wanted to have a meeting with Putin, and last time he wanted to meet with the Russian President was during a recent visit to Turkey, on October 29th, at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Istanbul, at the opening of a new airport in that Turkish city.
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