Kadri Veseli at the commemoration. Photo: Kadri Veseli/Facebook.
Hundreds of relatives of victims gathered on Wednesday at a memorial to the 54 ethnic Albanian civilians killed by Serbian forces in the village of Poklek, 25 kilometres west of Pristina, to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacre.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this in Moscow after his meeting with Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic, adding that the West also needs to force Pristina leaders to stop with provocations and confrontational policy aimed against Belgrade.
The Serbian foreign minister and first deputy PM told the daily Blic that Pristina - who last November introduced 100 percent taxes on goods from central Serbia, deadlocking the Kosovo dialogue - should make the first move.
The Serbian president and leader of the ruling SNS party told a party gathering in Belgrade that he would face a request to recognize a full independence of Kosovo, without divisions and "full and integral territory of an independent Kosovo."