Kosovo detains Russian journalist at the border

PRISTINA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s internal minister stated on Saturday it has arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion that she is usually a secret agent, and safety government have been looking out “for her intentions.”
The nation’s internal minister Xhelal Svecla named the journalist as Daria Aslamova.
“Many countries have proven that she was engaged in espionage for Russian military intelligence and that she pretended to be a journalist,” Svecla stated in press observation.
Reuters may just no longer test Svecla’s accusations.

Aslamova, who works for Russia’s tabloid newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, used to be quoted through her outlet as pronouncing that she were launched and used to be now in the Serbian the city of Raska.

Aslamova and Komsomolskaya Pravda didn’t cope with Kosovo’s accusations towards her.

Svecla revealed on his Facebook web page some pictures of the journalist with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and any other one with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad amongst different photographs.
Russia is Serbia’s major best friend and similar to Belgrade is towards Kosovo’s independence.
Tensions between western Balkan neighbours Kosovo and Serbia have flared lately and got here to a head final week after Kosovo stated it could oblige Serbs dwelling in the north of the nation and the use of Serbian automobile licence plates to use for plates issued through Pristina establishments. The legal responsibility has now been postponed.
Ethnic Serbs make up round 5 p.c of the Kosovan inhabitants, which is 90 p.c ethnic Albanian.
In any other incident, police stated on Saturday that one in every of their patrols with reference to the Serbian border got here beneath in a space of the nation marred through ethnic disputes and smuggling actions.
“Her attempt to enter our country, coinciding with the developments in the north of the country, clearly proves the Russia has joined Serbia’s propaganda with the aim to destabilize our country,” he stated.
Kosovo has joined European Union and the United States condemnations towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and has already introduce sanctions.

Reporting through Fatos Bytyci; Editing through David Gregorio

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