MOSCOW. Jan 30 (Interfax) - President Vladimir Putin has said that the plan for settling the final status of Kosovo should be universal.
At a Monday meeting with Cabinet members he asked Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to made Russia's opinion known to all members of the contact group for Kosovo that will be meeting later this week in London.
"It is a crucial issue for us not only from the viewpoint of observing principles of international law, but the practical interests of former Soviet republics," Putin said.
"All options that the contact group will work out should be universal," he said.
"This is extremely important for the former Soviet Union because not all conflicts here have been settled. We cannot take a road on which some rules will apply in one case and others in another. One should remember that solutions should be universal," he said.