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Kosovo detains Russian journalist at the border

PRISTINA (Reuters) Kosovos interior minister said on Saturday it has arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion that she is actually a spy, and security authorities were looking for her intentions.The countrys interior minister Xhelal Svecla named the journalist as Daria Aslamova.Many countries have proven that she was engaged in espionage for Russian military intelligence and that she pretended to become a journalist, Svecla said in press statement.Reuters cannot verify Sveclas accusations.

Aslamova, who works for Russias tabloid newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, was quoted by her outlet as saying that she have been released and was now in the Serbian town of Raska.

Aslamova and Komsomolskaya Pravda didn’t address Kosovos accusations against her.

Svecla published on his Facebook page some photos of the journalist with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and a different one with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad among other images.Russia is Serbias main ally and exactly like Belgrade is against Kosovos independence. Tensions between western Balkan neighbours Kosovo and Serbia have flared recently and found a head the other day after Kosovo said it could oblige Serbs surviving in the north of the united states and using Serbian car licence plates to use for plates issued by Pristina institutions. The obligation has been postponed.Ethnic Serbs constitute around 5 percent of the Kosovan population, that is 90 percent ethnic Albanian.In another incident, police said on Saturday that certain of these patrols near to the Serbian border came under within an section of the country marred by ethnic disputes and smuggling activities.Her try to enter our country, coinciding with the developments in the north of the united states, clearly proves the Russia has joined Serbias propaganda with desire to to destabilize our country, he said.Kosovo has joined EU and america condemnations against Russias invasion of Ukraine and contains already introduce sanctions.

(Reporting by Fatos Bytyci; Editing by David Gregorio)

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