Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says the assessment of UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, that the biggest problem in the relations between Kosovo and Serbia was Pristina's decision to increase import taxes to 100 percent on goods from Serbia, does not reflect the reality. He said Kosovo has ceased its communication with UNMIK.
According to Haradinaj, the UNSG Guterres assessment derives from the reports he receives from the UN Mission in Kosovo – UNMIK. The Prime Minister says Kosovo has ceased communication with UNMIK.
“Kosovo has ceased its communication with UNMIK we are no longer communicating with them. The UNMIK staff is writing these reports and forwards them to UN. I don’t think this reflects the reality,” Haradinaj said. The UN Secretary-General said he was concerned about the increasing tensions between Belgrade and Pristina, especially in northern Kosovo, and called on the leaders on both sides to refrain from further moves which could additionally worsen the situation. ““The tensions between Belgrade and Pristina continue to grow and have a negative impact on the possibility for the productive (EU- facilitated Belgrade – Pristina) dialogue (on normalisation of relations),” Guterres said as quoted by media in Belgrade.