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Moscow again accuses UN mission in Kosovo of violations

MOSCOW, March 22 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow again accused head of the U.N. mission in Kosovo Bernard Kouchner of violating resolution of the U.N. Security Council. The matter in question is an instruction by the mission head of starting registration of motor vehicles.

Kosovo introduces new number plates and registration documents which, as it is claimed, "are in line with the main international standards".

A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, received by Itar-Tass on Wednesday, stresses that under "the technical pretext, an attempt is made to introduce into internationalturnover the use of a non-existent state entity -- Kosovo -- through a letter index of a new number plate (ks)".

"Documents, prepared by the U.N. mission in Kosovo, on registration of motor vehicles in the province run counter to the letter and spirit of resolution 1244 and, in this connection, cannot be recognised as legal".



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