The United Nations has issued a statement after Kosovo declared “non grata” a Russian official of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, reports Gazeta Express.
UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric says UNMIK has not received any official communication from Kosovo institutions about the decision. The UN considers “non grata” in Kosovo inapplicable for the Russian official.
“We have been informed about the announcement of ‘persona non granata’ by a member of the staff of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, UNMIK. No communication was received from the Mission by the Kosovo authorities regarding this notification. The ‘persona non grata’ doctrine is not applicable to United Nations personnel and is not provided for under UNMIK Regulation 2000/47 (on the Status, Privileges and Immunities of KFOR, UNMIK and their Personnel in Kosovo) “, it is said in the reaction.
Any issues related to UNMIK personnel, according to the UN, should be addressed to this Mission to address itself.
“Any concerns regarding an UNMIK staff member should be addressed to the Mission’s leadership so that UNMIK addresses this issue in accordance with the status, privileges and immunities of UNMIK and its personnel.” said in the statement
“UNMIK and the UN headquarters are taking adequate measures to ensure the safety of the staff in question and are dealing with the relevant authorities in this matter,” said Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the UN Secretary-General. UN.
On December 31, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Donika Gërvalla, declared a Russian official of the UNMIK mission “non grata”.
“Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Donika Gërvalla, declared a Russian UNMIK official with an office in Prishtina a person non grata. “Kosovo stands with its allies to act against harmful actions that endanger Kosovo’s national security and constitutional order,” reads the MFA announcement.
An international official, within UNMIK, with the initials PT has announced that the Russian official of UNMIK, Andrey Nikolaevich Antonov, who today was declared “persona non grata” by the Republic of Kosovo, has been charged with work in the UNMIK branch in North Mitrovica and was pressuring Serbian political structures to take radical action.