Moscow criticizes West for indifference to desecrated Serb gravestones in Kosovo

Moscow is frustrated with the way its Western partners have responded to the destruction of gravestones in Kosovo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"We are frustrated with our Western partners' response to the acts of vandalism targeting Serb gravestones, especially as they included the monuments on the graves of World War II heroes, as far as I understand," he said after negotiations with Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki.

Condoning the acts of those who seek to re-write the history of World War II is dangerous, Lavrov said.

Moscow is opposed "to reshaping the borders in Europe" Lavrov said, commenting on chances for political stability in the southern Balkans.

"In our opinion, all states need to unwaveringly follow the fundamental principles of the Helsinki Final Act. It is fully applicable to the situation in the Balkans, where much blood has been shed in recent decades," the Russian minister said.

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