July 16, 2019  |  Updated August 20, 2019

New Russian Ambassador to Serbia Starts Mandate with False Claims

By Margarita Assenova

Shortly after his deployment to Belgrade, the new Russian ambassador to Serbia, Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko, accused the European Union and the United States of exerting pressure on Serbia without considering the country’s best interests. He also falsely claimed that the U.S. and its allies are encouraging Kosovo to maintain tensions in the region.

“The constant pressure of the West on Serbia, exerted through the European Union, is evident, …while the U.S. and its allies are encouraging Kosovo to maintain tensions in the region,” Botsan-Kharchenko told Sputnik Serbia.

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