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Albanian Ambassador Hodja could not answer Nebenzi’s question about whether the UN recognizes Kosovo.

UN, March 18 – RIA Novosti. Albania’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ferit Hoca tried to explain that the speeches of the Kosovo representatives in the UN Security Council, unlike the speeches of the DPR representatives, were legitimate, but he could not answer the question of the Permanent Representative of Russia. Vasily Nebenzi on whether Kosovo is a UN-recognised territory.

On Friday, Western countries did not allow the report of DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova to be heard in the Security Council. As noted by the US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Ginfield, if the Council allowed Morozova to speak, it would be an attempt to “legitimate the illegal officials of the DPR”.

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In response, Nebenzia recalled that the Security Council regularly invites Kosovo representatives to speak at meetings, accusing the West of “a small, unscrupulous game”.

“What happened today with Daria Morozova is a reason to think about how we will consider requests for briefings from our colleagues in the future. Our American colleague said that listening to speakers from unrecognized regions is unacceptable and a violation of resolutions. However, for example, an invitation to the Kosovo Representative Council, the Security Council It is a clear violation of Resolution 1244. We will take into account the principled stance of our American colleagues on this matter.”

The words of the Permanent Representative of Russia provoked a strong reaction from his Albanian colleague Ferit Hoca.

According to him, the situations involving representatives of Kosovo and the DPR “have nothing in common, the comparison is absolutely artificial.”

“The so-called illegally annexed DPR and Kosovo have nothing in common. Should we remind our Russian colleagues that the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion stating that Kosovo’s declaration of independence adopted in 2008 did not violate international law? We must remind you that the international recognition of . aforementioned.

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In response, Nebenzya said that Moscow has no objection to the participation of Belgrade representatives at Security Council meetings. Nebenzya said, “But I will ask a question and maybe he (Albanian representative – ed.) will decide to answer it here, in this hall. Tell me, do you consider Kosovo a UN-recognized territory?” she said.

The Permanent Representative of Albania did not answer this question.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on March 11 that Kosovo’s self-proclaimed republic would not support UN membership and would not recognize its independence.

Referendums on the entry of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions into the Russian Federation were held on September 23-27, 2022. According to the results of processing 100% of the votes in the DPR, 99.23% of those who voted to join the Russian Federation, in the LPR – 98.42%, in the Kherson region – 87.05%, in the Zaporozhye region – 93%, 11th. On September 30, President Vladimir Putin spoke in the Kremlin after the results of the referendum, and then signed agreements with regional heads on their admission to Russia.

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