“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says Belgrade expects Russia to act as a mediator to resolve the Kosovo issue.

Beta reported this on Wednesday, citing TASS.

During his meeting in Moscow with Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko, Vucic, said that Kosovo was a topic of his meeting yesterday with President Vladimir Putin.

‘I asked if Russia could act as a mediator and the Russian president agreed,’ he added.

‘We have certain agreements, in case there are any conflicts, the format will expand in order to resolve the situation,’ Vucic said of the Belgrade-Pristina talks.

‘If the (Kosovo) Albanians demand that the US become a mediator in the Kosovo talks, then we will demand that Russia join the process,’ Vucic said.

He said that Serbia highly appreciates Russia’s support in preserving his country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

‘Political support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia from the Russian leadership is very important. For Serbia, the preservation of peace and stability in the Balkans has been and remains most important,’ said the president of Serbia.” (B92)