The ethnic Serbian party in Kosovo's coalition government, Srpska Lista, on Wednesday stated that following a request from Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, it would again freeze its participation in Kosovo institutions.
The party also said that Mirjana Jevtic, who last week replaced Ljubomir Maric as Minister for Local Government, will resign from her post.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has written to President Tomislav Nikolic of Serbia saying that the Kremlin will follow the 2017 Serbian presidential election "with full attention".
In the letter handed to Nikolic by Russian ambassador to Belgrade Aleksandar Chepurin, Putin confirmed Russia's wish to continue a strategic partnership.
After April's general elections in Serbia, which the governing Progressive Party won handsomely, the embattled and weakened pro-European Democratic Party, DS, is entering internal elections that could lead to a new president and determine the party's course ahead of Serbia's presidential elections in 2017.
BELGRADE - According to preliminary data of Serbia's Republic Election Commission (RIK), the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won in Serbia's early parliamentary elections with over 55 percent of the vote, the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) amassed about 11 percent of the votes and the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) was supported by 7.7 percent of the electorate.