Miloš Zeman, author: David Sedlecký, license: CC-BY-SA-3.0
07.10.2017, Czech Republic.
The difference in attitude towards the Crimea Status Referendum and Kosovo’s independence from Serbia is a clear manifestation of double standards in international politics, said Czech President Miloš Zeman during a TV broadcast, reports RIA News on October 6.
“I criticized separation of Kosovo from Serbia, considering it to be an obvious violation of the UN Security Council Resolution, which guaranteed the territorial integrity of Serbia, including Kosovo. However, what occurred is the so called ‘measuring using a double-meter’ or ‘double standards politics’ – while the referendum in Crimea is called an annexation, everything is fine when Kosovo becomes independent in defiance of said UN Security Council Resolution,” said Miloš Zeman.
The Russian side has stated on repeated occasions, that the reunification of Crimea with Russia was carried out in a democratic way according to the results of a referendum, conferring to the norms of international law. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the question of Crimea is “finalized and closed”.
After the proclamation of Kosovo’s independence, the President of the Czech Republic refused to appoint an ambassador to Pristina. Concurrently, the Czech Republic does not accept the Charge d’Affaires of Kosovo in Prague.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency