Moscow frets over implementation of Kosovo resolution

MOSCOW, December 7 (Itar-Tass) - A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday Moscow was dissatisfied with recent violations of Kosovo settlement agreements.

Russia is giving a warning about the dangerous consequences of violating U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244 on Kosovo, Vladimir Rakhmanin said.

"In our opinion, this founding document remains, as before, largely on paper," Rakhmanin said.

Moscow understands all the objective difficulties facing international representatives in Kosovo, but "we cannot assess as efficient enough the performance of the U.N. civil mission in Kosovo and of the troop command," he said.

The spokesman said Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov had appealed to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to instruct the head of the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Bernard Kouchner "to submit to the Security Council official explanations as to the inability of the international presence in Kosovo to ensure the implementation of its mandate."

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