The Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) will hold a meeting in St Petersburg on 3 April to adopt a resolution condemning the UDI by Kosovo, Boris Gryzlov, the Speaker of the State Duma, told journalists in Moscow. The draft resolution highlights the fact that the unilateral separation of Kosovo from Serbia without the consent of the Serbian government created a dangerous precedent for other regions. The fact that some states recognise the independence of Kosovo means simply that they do not abide by international law. The SCTO comprises Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
30 March 2008
Voice of Russia World Service